13 MINUTES – Review by Brandy McDonnell

The movie — named for the short time frame residents have to seek shelter before the massive tornado touches down — delves into the lives and issues of small-town residents of the often-ignored “flyover states” without too much judgment. It offers a close-up look at the twisters that plague Tornado Alley without overly sensationalizing them, with effective reminders that for folks who don’t speak English or have disabilities, weathering these storms can be particularly difficult. But “13 Minutes” doesn’t offer many interesting insights or much compelling storytelling.

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