Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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May 25, 2011
Hopelessly violent but exceedingly well made.
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.
March 11, 2009
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February 9, 2006
One of the most effective exploitation movies of the decade.
May 9, 2005
Mr. Carpenter is an extremely resourceful director whose ability to construct films entirely out of action and movement suggests that he may one day be a director to rank with Don Siegel.
January 1, 2000
April 11, 2018
A film that is unrelenting, grabbing you by the scruff of your neck and dragging you through its 90-minute run time.
March 19, 2018
...a seriously erratic early effort from an otherwise masterful filmmaker.
January 5, 2018
For all the exposition dealt out in the opening half hour, it's become an almost abstract act of violence by the end, motivations long forgotten by the attackers and survival the only thought on the minds of the dwindling survivors.
January 16, 2017
A vital moment in the career of one of cinema's most important directors and a searingly tense thriller in its own right.
April 18, 2014
Perhaps Carpenter's best film next to The Thing, this is a model of low-budget filmmaking, with a tight script, appropriately tight-lipped actors and atmospheric location shooting.
November 15, 2013
Anyone who owns the old Image Entertainment Blu-ray has little reason to double-dip, but otherwise this is the definitive home-video release of John Carpenter's first great film.
November 12, 2013
Carpenter stages the action expertly, always getting maximum impact from the moments when Precinct 13 explodes into violence.
November 12, 2013
In Assault On Precinct 13, hell is an abandoned police station in Los Angeles and the only means of survival is cooperation across racial, class, and legal lines.
June 3, 2013
A ballsy, exciting genre mash-up that still entertains and excites.
May 25, 2011
This early Carpenter movie still holds up as one of the director's best works.
May 25, 2011
A fast, dark, relentlessly maintained thriller that still ranks among the best of the decade.
April 5, 2008
Assault on Precint 13's powerful exercise in democracy...is nothing short of one for the ages.
June 1, 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.
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.
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