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Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
December 28, 2010
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
A satisfying thriller for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very empty experience when you pit it against Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13."
Cole Smithey
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"Assault On Precinct 13" is a movie that tries to elaborately connect modern day police technology and methods to out-of-date aspects from John Carpenter's'70s era film.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-
April 9, 2008
A dark, exciting and enjoyable action-thriller for adolescent boys of all ages.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
It's neither graceful nor disgraceful; it just functions and then is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An over-the-top shootout replete with foul language, gruesome killings and unnecessary subplots.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
At its best, though, this is witty, tense and bloody: a homage that Carpenter might appreciate.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
A smart script, edgy acting and a gradual accumulation of suspense set-pieces makes for a decent popcorn high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2006
In its middle section, Assault on Precinct 13 manages to build up an impressive head of steam.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2006
The central problem with this [film] is its essential uselessness. It does its job, I guess. But the job was already done a lot better a long time ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
December 28, 2005
An idiotic remake of John Carpenter's crackerjack B thriller from 1976. Panders to the lowest common denominator by changing the original's street-gang villains to white cops.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A nifty little action movie, and well worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Szymanski
August 28, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 5, 2005
Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
June 26, 2005
Richet's film provides more than enough entertainment in its 109 minutes
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Bill Clark
June 15, 2005
A gritty, violent journey that's about twice as good as you'd expect it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 20, 2005
It's good for a silly laugh, this stuff. And maybe this movie will draw renewed attention to Carpenter's eminently better movie.
Rick Kisonak
May 16, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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