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,
""Assault On Precinct 13" is a movie that tries to elaborately connect modern day police technology and methods to out-of-date aspects from John Carpenter's'70s era film.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
"Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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
"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
"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
"A very empty experience when you pit it against Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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
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