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Viewers All Have The Same Criticism Of Netflix Disaster Movie 13 Minutes

Tom Wood

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Viewers All Have The Same Criticism Of Netflix Disaster Movie 13 Minutes

Netflix’s latest blockbuster movie offers viewers to put themselves in the place of people facing death and displacement from a gigantic cyclone, but according to some viewers there simply isn’t enough from the tornado to satiate their appetite for destruction. You can see the trailer for 13 Minutes below and make up your own mind:


Basically, the film – directed by Lindsay Gossling and starring Amy Smart and Thora Birch - is about a huge tornado that arrives to destroy a heartland community in the USA.

However, the major complaint that most folks have had about the movie so far is that the movie goes on for quite a while before the tornado actually arrives.


That’s not exactly the norm for a disaster flick, is it?

A synopsis of the film reads: “The largest tornado on record threatens to ravage a small town, leaving residents with only 13 minutes to find shelter, search for loved ones and fight for their lives.

“In the wake of total devastation, four families must overcome their differences and find strength in themselves and one another to survive.”

It sounds exciting enough, right?

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Well, some folks are annoyed that they weren’t inundated by disaster from the word go, and had to display some patience before they got their fix.

One person wrote: “13 minutes on Netflix wow insane film about a tornado think it’s called 13 minutes because it’s about 13 minutes before the end of the of the 2 hour film that the tornado appears.”

Another said: “If you see ‘13 Minutes’ trending on Netflix.. yeah don’t recommend, no clue why that’s in the top ten right now, dreadful.”


A third commented: “Just watched 13 minutes on Netflix..

“Feel like they should have made it into a series instead because they introduced us to all of these different characters yet didn’t give them any development.

“A lot of build up for nothing.”


A fourth person added: “So I have just watched #13Minutes which for some reason seems to be in the top 10 on The Netflix,

“Let me save you some time ... It would still be too long if it was only 13 minutes, unfortunately it's almost 2 hours.

“In saying that I watched the whole bloody thing naturally.”


Still, people are obviously watching the film, even if they’re not all fans after it finishes.

The movie currently sits at the top of the most watched charts for Netflix in the UK.

The reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes shows that it has a 27 percent ‘fresh’ rating and a 52 percent audience score, which is maybe a bit more telling.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Tom Wood
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