Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 19, 2005
Just duck, shoot or be shot, a bloody race to see who can be the last man standing, and maybe manage a wisecrack or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2005
Boring and tepid, it's something best forgotten about. Which you will do within an hour of seeing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
January 20, 2005
James De Monaco's strenuously hipster script reaches for black comedy but never comes close.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 28, 2005
Without a few characters worth rooting FOR or AGAINST, what we're left with is soft-core porn with guns instead of genitalia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 24, 2005
An assault to your intelligence, and an assault on your ears and eyes.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
January 24, 2005
This cop remake is an Assault on the cast's respective resumes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Filmcritic.com
January 17, 2005
the primary attack being perpetrated by this 2004 version of Assault on Precinct 13 is on Carpenter's classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 18, 2005
It provides some escapist entertainment, insofar as seeing people try to kill each other constitutes 'escapism.' (What would you be escaping from? Pleasantness?)
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
January 19, 2005
What starts out as a slightly above average action movie sinks to a merely mediocre one as the eye rolls and head shakes build.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 20, 2005
Although there are a handful of surprises, mostly it's all too predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 18, 2009
"Assault On Precinct 13" is a movie that tries to elaborately connect modern day police technology and methods to out-of-date aspects from John Carpenter's'70s era film. The result is that the audience is pulled from feeling like you're watching a blow-ou
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 19, 2005
The film has an appropriately dark and gritty look, but it suffers from some glaring problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 1, 2005
This was perhaps an attempt to open the story up, but it only manages to slow everything down while giving us a boring, one-dimensional bad guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very empty experience when you pit it against Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13."
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
January 19, 2005
An embarrassment for all involved.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
January 18, 2005
mock Assault on Precinct 13 for all of its scene-chewing, stinktastic glory or your head will explode in a rage.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 17, 2005
A reasonably entertaining update of a reliable action-drama formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 19, 2005
[A] tenth-generation Xerox of Die Hard... blurry, fuzzy, just faintly hinting at far superior movies it's trying to ape...
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 19, 2005
A ho-hum police action drama that did not merit a remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 23, 2005

Boston Phoenix
January 24, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
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