Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

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.
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.
December 22, 2010
A satisfying thriller for adults only.
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"Assault On Precinct 13" is a movie that tries to elaborately connect modern day police technology and methods to out-of-date aspects from John Carpenter's'70s era film.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
April 9, 2008
A dark, exciting and enjoyable action-thriller for adolescent boys of all ages.
July 23, 2007
It's neither graceful nor disgraceful; it just functions and then is over.
March 1, 2007
An over-the-top shootout replete with foul language, gruesome killings and unnecessary subplots.
October 30, 2006
October 3, 2006
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June 24, 2006
At its best, though, this is witty, tense and bloody: a homage that Carpenter might appreciate.
April 1, 2006
A smart script, edgy acting and a gradual accumulation of suspense set-pieces makes for a decent popcorn high.
March 18, 2006
In its middle section, Assault on Precinct 13 manages to build up an impressive head of steam.
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.
December 6, 2005
A nifty little action movie, and well worth a look.
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.
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...
July 5, 2005
Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty.
July 5, 2005