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The Assault Reviews

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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 6, 2012
So gripping and focused that it easily bests Hollywood movies with 50 times its budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 5, 2012
In place of emotional stakes, we get gleaming, stylized, occasionally slow-motion violence, filmed in such extreme close-ups and cramped spaces that it's impossible to differentiate gunman and victim.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
April 5, 2012
Brisk and technically efficient, The Assault is a dull film based on a real event that certainly wasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Fear
Time Out
April 3, 2012
Only the overstylized, near-colorless cinematography offers any shades of gray (actually, nothing but shades of gray); everything else is rendered in the most black-and-white way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
April 3, 2012
The Assault is so tense, it seems to pass in a single held breath-so quickly, in fact, that you don't register its narrative flimsiness until later on.