Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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December 12, 2016
If you are going to remake a cult film classic, it darn well ought to be better than the original. Jean-Francois Richet apparently ignored this tidbit of Filmmaking 101 wisdom when he was putting together Assault on Precinct 13.
April 29, 2009
A very empty experience when you pit it against Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13."
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"Assault On Precinct 13" is a movie that tries to elaborately connect modern day police technology and methods to out-of-date aspects from John Carpenter's'70s era film.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
March 1, 2007
An over-the-top shootout replete with foul language, gruesome killings and unnecessary subplots.
October 30, 2006
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.
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.
September 16, 2005
The film dabbles in themes of honor, trust, and self-sacrifice, but really it's just a machine built for suspense and excitement, and on those terms it's successful.
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.
March 5, 2005
...attempts to update John Carpenter's 1976 no-nonsense drive-in classic--primarily by adding an enormous amount of nonsense.
February 8, 2005
Boring and tepid, it's something best forgotten about. Which you will do within an hour of seeing it.
February 7, 2005
How can these guys survive? Come and see for yourself and witness a wild battle.
February 7, 2005
A picture that has rented every fiber of its being.
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.
January 31, 2005
The [movie's] visual signature ... is the sight of a bullet wound in the head - which, one imagines, might feel similar to the head-pounding felt after watching [it].
January 30, 2005
It is not effective as a suspense film. Aside from one or two sequences, it doesn't work at all.
January 30, 2005
If you need a quick fix of lots of noise, several crashes, numerous bullets- through-the-forehead close-ups, and a cast of slumming talents, run to your nearest Loews.
January 29, 2005
A big-name, shoot 'em up shocker that achieves moments of intrigue amid spans of dullness.
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.
January 28, 2005
Prepare for an assault of four-letter words if you come anywhere near this criminal remake of the 1976 John Carpenter low-budget original.
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