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Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

Assault on Precinct 13 is fun, engaging, and a little clichéd, but amongst the recent crop of bland action films for the whole family, it stands tall as an example of how to do one right.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

December 28, 2010
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A satisfying thriller for adults only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 22, 2010

A dark, exciting and enjoyable action-thriller for adolescent boys of all ages.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 9, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

It's neither graceful nor disgraceful; it just functions and then is over.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 23, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 3, 2006

Time Out
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At its best, though, this is witty, tense and bloody: a homage that Carpenter might appreciate.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

A smart script, edgy acting and a gradual accumulation of suspense set-pieces makes for a decent popcorn high.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

In its middle section, Assault on Precinct 13 manages to build up an impressive head of steam.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/5

March 18, 2006
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

A nifty little action movie, and well worth a look.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Michael Szymanski

With only a few hours left in the calendar year, Precinct 13, one of Detroit's oldest precinct houses, is closing. You'll want to be there...

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

August 28, 2005
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 5, 2005

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 5, 2005
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

Richet's film provides more than enough entertainment in its 109 minutes

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

June 26, 2005
Bill Clark

A gritty, violent journey that's about twice as good as you'd expect it to be.

Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony | Original Score: B+

June 15, 2005
Rick Kisonak

A blast of cheesy, full throttle fun that didn't have to be made nearly as well as it was to do the job it was meant to do.

Full Review Source: MovieWeb | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2005
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

...a good, old-fashioned shoot'em up infused with today's liking for flawed, ambiguous heroes and villains who are more than just killing machines. I was pleasantly surprised.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily

May 7, 2005
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

This movie is worthy of the original.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review

April 27, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Rudely funny and gleefully violent, the film is a wound-up genre exercise that doesn't dip even a toe into reality but is a good time if you can get past that.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

April 13, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Apresenta mais acertos do que erros.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 4/5

April 8, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...excellent action, generally good performances, and one or two genuine plot surprises.

April 7, 2005
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005

Boston Phoenix
January 24, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 23, 2005
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