Assault on Precinct 13
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This action-packed remake of the John Carpenter classic tells the tale of an under-manned Detroit police precinct on its last day of operation that finds itself under siege by a ruthless force that will not stop. This time, a notorious cop-killer and mobster Marion Bishop (Laurence Fishbourne) is unexpectedly brought into the precinct during a blizzard on New Year's Eve, much to the dismay of police sergeant Jake Roenick (Ethan Hawke). By nightfall, the remaining cops and prisoners find themselves fighting for their lives against a group of rogue cops intent on taking down Bishop before he… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At its best, though, this is witty, tense and bloody: a homage that Carpenter might appreciate."
‑ , Time Out
"This meat-and-potatoes dish of moviemaking is sufficiently tasty to satisfy auds hungry for old-fashioned rock-the-house action."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"A dark, exciting and enjoyable action-thriller for adolescent boys of all ages."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine
"A great deal of thought may have gone into the making of Assault on Precinct 13, but its tone and its rhythms are consistently out of whack."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"A satisfying thriller for adults only."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It's neither graceful nor disgraceful; it just functions and then is over."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"A smart script, edgy acting and a gradual accumulation of suspense set-pieces makes for a decent popcorn high."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"It's good for a silly laugh, this stuff. And maybe this movie will draw renewed attention to Carpenter's eminently better movie."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"An assault to your intelligence, and an assault on your ears and eyes."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
""Assault On Precinct 13" is a movie that tries to elaborately connect modern day police technology and methods to out-of-date aspects from John Carpenter's'70s era film.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"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"An over-the-top shootout replete with foul language, gruesome killings and unnecessary subplots."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"In its middle section, Assault on Precinct 13 manages to build up an impressive head of steam."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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