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James Starkman’s ‘Let Go’ at Yellow Peril

Parkour is a French term for running around the city like awesome, crazy yahoos who let no obstacle stand in their way.
Wild things
By GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2012

Review: District 13: Ultimatum

In 2004, Luc Besson's District B13 [ Banlieue 13 ] wall-jumped its way into our hearts by thrusting the urban acrobatics of parkour onto the big screen.
Balletic beatdowns aplenty
By SHAULA CLARK  |  February 19, 2010

Banlieue 13 / District B13

Cinematographer-turned-director Pierre Morel’s breezy assemblage of acrobatics eschews the former’s dark climes in favor of a brightly lit Parisian ghetto, the better to see the amazing action.
Plot is secondary to thrilling stunts
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 31, 2006