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Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 30, 2001
It's a cult film that's not as great as some would lead you to believe, but it has its amusing and ruthless moments of shock and schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Rough, raw, and entirely unapologetic action classic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
January 24, 2005
Like Night of the Living Dead', it offers a protagonist who is black, a morality that is grey, and social commentary in the guise of horror.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 22, 2005
As formally compact and rigorously efficient as anything the genre filmmaker ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 24, 2007
While the Carpenter 1976 cult classic feasted off the blaxploitation and horror thriller mania of the movie moment back then, French director Richet gets more into character depth, and greater moral ambiguity fueling the social contradictions now.
Full Review
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Assault on Precinct 13 is one of Carpenter's best, an ultra-gritty cop story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 3, 2013
A ballsy, exciting genre mash-up that still entertains and excites.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 5, 2008
Assault on Precint 13's powerful exercise in nothing short of one for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Top Critic
Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Novelty of a gang swearing a blood oath to destroy a precinct station and all inside is sufficiently compelling for the gory-minded to assure acceptance.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
John Carpenter's third movie (two years before Halloween), and one of his best.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 4, 2005
Uma idéia simples que gerou um filme tenso e envolvente graças à direção eficiente de Carpenter e de seu roteiro repleto de diálogos irreverentes e memoráveis.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
A good late-night movie, tense enough to keep you looking over your shoulder but corny enough to provide fodder for endless jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 5, 2004
Assault on Precinct 13 is derived from the '70s popular crime genre, largely composed of borrowed pieces, each polished and radiant.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
September 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 22, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
July 27, 2006
Claustrophobic classic by Carpenter still grabs.
| Original Score: 4/5
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