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‘Thirteen Lives’ Movie Review – Take a Deep Breath

Thirteen Lives is a 2022 drama starring Colin Farrell and Viggo Mortensen. It is directed by Ron Howard

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Thirteen Lives (2022)

Synopsis

Based on real life events that took place in Thailand in 2018, this movie chronicles the rescue mission to save a group of young boys and their soccer coach who spent days trapped in underground caves.

Movie Review

First of all, let it be known, that I am an Amazon Prime subscriber, and that they don’t pay me to write this: when it comes to this platform’s productions, it is, along with HBO, the one that offers the best quality in movies and series. Granted it doesn’t produce as many as other platforms (not naming names), but everything it produces is of good quality, of cinematic quality at least, and, on many occasions, even outstanding.

‘Thirteen Lives’ is one of those good productions, which is effective in recounting the story in a way that engages the viewer, as Ron Howard can. In spite of rarely dazzling the critics, who at times look for that extra “something” in the stylistic approach and the originality of the storytelling, Howard knows how to put together a good movie.

It has a well structured and coherent narrative, and the fact is that the story is so dramatic in and by itself means that it doesn’t require any brouhaha effects, or high-concept styling. Ron Howard was the perfect director to portray this story of a rescue as excruciating as this one was.

Once again, applaud Prime Video’s decision in the selections, who on this occasion also hits the mark by having Viggo Mortensen (this guy is always good) and Colin Farrell who, despite some varying achievements, does from time to time remind us that he really knows how to act.

Our Opinion

It is a fine film that ultimately Ron Howard knows how to choreograph, with a close to journalistic approach, without unnecessary grand gestures nor embellishments.

Release Date

August 5, 2022.

Where to Watch Thirteen Lives

On Amazon Prime Video.

The Cast

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell at premiere of PHONE BOOTH, NY 3/31/2003, by CJ Contino. Depostiphotos

Colin Farrell is an Irish actor known for movies like Alejandro Magno (2004) and the recent Thriteen Lives (2022).

Colin James Farrell was born on May 31, 1976 in Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland.

Colin Farrell has appeared or starred in movies such as Tigerland (2000), Miami Vice (2006), Minority Report (2002), Alejandro Magno (2004), S.W.A.T. (2003), In Bruges (2008), Total Recall (2012) and The Batman (2022) and Ava (2020).

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen is an American actor known for films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Eastern Promises and Alatriste.

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen. Depostiphotos

Viggo Peter Mortensen was born on October 20, 1958 in New York, USA.

This actor became known for the movie starring Harrison Ford, Witness in 1985, playing one of the farmers. Later, he appeared in Crimson Tide (with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington; directed by Tony Scott). He appeared in a few other films like Portrait of a Lady (starring Nicole Kidman) and G.I. Jane and even did a movie in Spain playing Captain Alatriste, but he became known to the wider audience for Peter Jacson‘s trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, in which he played the role of Aragon.

His latest starring roles have been in Crimes of the Future (2022), directed by David Cronenberg, with whom he had already worked in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises.

We loved him in Green Book (2018) and he’s also directed Falling (2020).

Thirteen Lives
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Movie title: Thirteen Lives

Movie description: Based on real life events that took place in Thailand in 2018, this movie chronicles the rescue mission to save a group of young boys and their soccer coach who spent days trapped in underground caves.

Date published: August 2, 2022

Director(s): Ron Howard

Actor(s): Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen, Joel Edgerton, Tom Bateman, Lewis Fitzgerald, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Vithaya Pansringarm

Genre: Drama

Review

It is a fine film that ultimately Ron Howard knows how to choreograph, with a close to journalistic approach, without unnecessary grand gestures nor embellishments.

Overall
6/10
6/10

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