Assault on Precinct 13 Reviews

  • Jan 23, 2019

    A Hollywood remake that's very uneven and less gritty, but very fun thanks to the cast and some blood soaked thrills.

    A Hollywood remake that's very uneven and less gritty, but very fun thanks to the cast and some blood soaked thrills.

  • Jan 01, 2019

    The Updated Version Is More Entertaining, Less Focused On Script & Acting (As The Original Low Budget Had To Focus On) & This Is More About Action Sequences With The Story Updated For Police Corruption In The Modern Day. The Only Pitfall Is It Will Be Compared To The Original Where The Acting & Genuine Fear In The Performances Is Well-Played..In This Film Many Of Them Seemed To Be Just There..With No Intent On Any Grand Performance. It Still Outshines The Original Due To Effects & The Budget To Blow Stuff Up.

    The Updated Version Is More Entertaining, Less Focused On Script & Acting (As The Original Low Budget Had To Focus On) & This Is More About Action Sequences With The Story Updated For Police Corruption In The Modern Day. The Only Pitfall Is It Will Be Compared To The Original Where The Acting & Genuine Fear In The Performances Is Well-Played..In This Film Many Of Them Seemed To Be Just There..With No Intent On Any Grand Performance. It Still Outshines The Original Due To Effects & The Budget To Blow Stuff Up.

  • Oct 13, 2017

    This films makes me feel like I'm watching a video game cutscene... A very bad video game

    This films makes me feel like I'm watching a video game cutscene... A very bad video game

  • Sep 10, 2017

    An isolated police precinct on the last night before it closes with a skeleton crew finds itself under siege and Ethan Hawke must lead his small group of a grizzled aging police officer Brian Dennehy, secretaries Drea de Matteo and Maria Bello, and some assorted criminals in lock-up, the main one being master criminal Laurence Fishburne, who's prison transport bus had to make an unexpected pitstop. It's a great set up and John Carpenter's original film is a true classic. Carpenter's film is a perfectly executed "siege film." That original film is worthy of a remake and I do commend sequels that dare to stray from their source material, but this one strayed too far. It has the same set up, but the precinct comes under siege from form commandos and not faceless gang members, and goes even further astray when the plot drifts into double crosses and political conspiracies. The film's worst offense is that this remake forgot to be a siege film, which is what made the original so good. It seems like the characters are constantly leaving the building and the film even ends far far away the titular precinct. Despite the film's faults, Fishburne is great, as always, and Hawke is good in the lead (he actually makes a pretty good action here). I also love anything with Maria Bello. The action is decent and the film is slickly made, even if it didn't have the claustrophobic suspense that it should have.

    An isolated police precinct on the last night before it closes with a skeleton crew finds itself under siege and Ethan Hawke must lead his small group of a grizzled aging police officer Brian Dennehy, secretaries Drea de Matteo and Maria Bello, and some assorted criminals in lock-up, the main one being master criminal Laurence Fishburne, who's prison transport bus had to make an unexpected pitstop. It's a great set up and John Carpenter's original film is a true classic. Carpenter's film is a perfectly executed "siege film." That original film is worthy of a remake and I do commend sequels that dare to stray from their source material, but this one strayed too far. It has the same set up, but the precinct comes under siege from form commandos and not faceless gang members, and goes even further astray when the plot drifts into double crosses and political conspiracies. The film's worst offense is that this remake forgot to be a siege film, which is what made the original so good. It seems like the characters are constantly leaving the building and the film even ends far far away the titular precinct. Despite the film's faults, Fishburne is great, as always, and Hawke is good in the lead (he actually makes a pretty good action here). I also love anything with Maria Bello. The action is decent and the film is slickly made, even if it didn't have the claustrophobic suspense that it should have.

  • Aug 06, 2017

    About as bad a movie as I've ever seen. Practically unwatchable from the start. So poorly made that it might put you to sleep. (First and only viewing - 8/3/2017)

    About as bad a movie as I've ever seen. Practically unwatchable from the start. So poorly made that it might put you to sleep. (First and only viewing - 8/3/2017)

  • Jul 22, 2017

    Of course, compaired to the original, it' not as good in any way, but it still deserves it's place in the remake world, believe me, there's been much worst. This movie gets mixed opinions, but I think that it's not too bad for a remake. Something that made Carpenter's original so good was the campy, low-budget and simplistic look to it. This one is more of a big budget action film, with a famous cast like Ethan Hawke, or Laurence Fishburne, which can be good too, if done right. Overall, it's entertaining enough to keep you watching and it's worth watching if you liked the original, cause, while not as good, isn't shitty either.

    Of course, compaired to the original, it' not as good in any way, but it still deserves it's place in the remake world, believe me, there's been much worst. This movie gets mixed opinions, but I think that it's not too bad for a remake. Something that made Carpenter's original so good was the campy, low-budget and simplistic look to it. This one is more of a big budget action film, with a famous cast like Ethan Hawke, or Laurence Fishburne, which can be good too, if done right. Overall, it's entertaining enough to keep you watching and it's worth watching if you liked the original, cause, while not as good, isn't shitty either.

  • Feb 06, 2017

    A tense and funny action packed remake with a lot to offer!

    A tense and funny action packed remake with a lot to offer!

  • Aug 31, 2016

    Kinda hard to not get bored with this one

    Kinda hard to not get bored with this one

  • Jul 02, 2016

    You will not just recognize this film as a remake of John Carpenter's 1976 action classic; this unnecessary retread borrows from all over the place.

    You will not just recognize this film as a remake of John Carpenter's 1976 action classic; this unnecessary retread borrows from all over the place.

  • Oct 19, 2015

    El director Jean Francois-Richet logra hacer un decente re-make de la película de 1976 de John Carpenter, pero al complicar a los personajes y las relaciones y al subir el presupuesto, la cinta queda con huecos argumentales y con un final anticlimático.

    El director Jean Francois-Richet logra hacer un decente re-make de la película de 1976 de John Carpenter, pero al complicar a los personajes y las relaciones y al subir el presupuesto, la cinta queda con huecos argumentales y con un final anticlimático.