Drug War

Throughout the year, Indiewire updates a master list of the highest-rated indie films released in 2013 according to members of our Criticwire Network. The following supplementary list singles out the top-rated foreign language that have an average of B+ or higher. In order to be eligible for this list, a film must have received grades from at least 15 critics in the network. Head to a film page to browse reviews and other information pertaining to each film. Because the top-rated documentaries have been tallied on a separate list, foreign language documentaries are not included here.

1. No (Film Page), directed by Pablo Larraín (2012 Cannes Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (59 grades)

2. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Film Page), directed by Abdellatif Kechiche (2013 Cannes Film Festival; October 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (53 grades)

3. A Touch of Sin (Film Page), directed by Jia Zhang-ke (2013 Cannes Film Festival; October 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (33 grades)

4. Bastards (Film Page), directed by Claire Denis (2013 Cannes Film Festival, October 2013 theatrical/VOD release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (24 grades)

5. Wadjda (Film Page), directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (2012 Venice Film Festival; September 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (20 grades)

6. Drug War (Film Page), directed by Johnnie To (2012 Rome Film Festival, July 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (18 grades)

7. The Attack (Film Page), directed by Ziad Douieri (2012 Telluride Film Festival; June 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: A- (15 grades)

8. Like Someone in Love (Film Page), directed by Abbas Kiarostami (2012 Cannes Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (72 grades)

9. Beyond the Hills (Film Page), directed by Cristian Mungiu (2012 Cannes Film Festival; February 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (69 grades)

10. Something in the Air (Film Page), directed by Olivier Assayas (2012 Venice Film Festival, May 2013 theatrical release)

Average Criticwire Rating: B+ (61 grades)