District 13: Ultimatum

2010-06-11 13:42
District 13: Ultimatum

What it's about:

Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13, looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment.

Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighbourhood by any means necessary… before a proposed nuclear air-strike wipes it off the map. With bone crunching fights and death defying leaps, this adrenaline charged sequel takes the groundbreaking parkour action from "District B13" to thrilling new heights.

What the critics thought:

"If anyone is going to persuade fanboys to attend a movie with French subtitles, that man is Luc Besson."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Pleasurable nonsense and another reminder that one of the great pulls of cinema is the spectacle of bodies in blissful motion."
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"The dialogue and storyline are both a little on the clunky side, but the action excels."
- Philip Wilding, Empire Magazine

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

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