Thirteen Lives

Thirteen Lives

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Ron Howard directs this retelling of the real-life rescue operation conducted in 2018 where a boys soccer team became trapped in an underground cave in Thailand. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell and Joel Edgerton.

2022Rating: 12, moderate threat, infrequent strong language147 minsUSAMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Thirteen Lives | Reviews

89%140 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

When not in the caves with the divers, Howard is content to tell this story in such a drab, ho-hum, overly respectful fashion that it starts to drag.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

(A) decent retelling of an amazing true-life story...

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Claustrophobically intense and captivating...

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The Times

The Times

A profoundly passionless exploration of a mission that is readymade for thrills, spills and handkerchiefs...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

If anything, Howard’s film is so afraid of making this into Stanton and Volanthen’s story that it nearly flattens them into non-characters...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

This movie is so well made that it’s a challenge to watch...

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Time Out

Time Out

Mortensen steals the show as the cave diving guru only too ready with a voice-of-doom aside...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s more than a little frustrating that, in a movie that runs almost two and half hours, Howard and screenwriter William Nicholson... fail to deliver properly developed characters.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Ron Howard creates a film that is visually arresting by recreating the dives with as much authenticity as possible.

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Independent

Independent

I do wonder whether all this soberness has prevented a good film from being an extraordinary one.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An extraordinary story of nerve-wracking heroism gets an appealingly straightforward, propulsive retelling...

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Slash Film

Slash Film

Farrell's Volanthen is a real highlight...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Low-key but ultimately engaging...

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Vox

Vox

It... quietly counters a Hollywood history besotted with lone rangers and mavericks. Everyone matters.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The suspense inherent in planning and executing the rescue stimulates a sleepy story...

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Thirteen Lives | Release Details

Thirteen Lives is available to stream in the United Kingdom now on Prime Video.