Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
With the devout collaboration of the cast, Williams blurs the boundary between experience and storytelling as if the distinction were not only irrelevant but presumptuous.
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Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
The movie is as eloquently uninflected and filled with quirks as its star.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of the truest films I've seen about the ebb and flow of a real relationship.
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
For all its narrative glitches and its homemade quality, Thirteen evokes the rhythm, texture and tone of Nina's world in a way that a more carefully scripted film never could.
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
The acting is amateurish at times, but always convincing.
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New York Post

By Hannah Brown
Watching Thirteen is like spending an hour and a half with a poker-faced teen who's obviously unhappy but refuses to talk about what's wrong.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This quietly gripping film is both universal and particular.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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