Assault on Precinct 13
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 10, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
60%
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User Score
48%



Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This remake has been praised by some as an expertly made B-movie, and dismissed by others as formulaic.

Time Out

At its best, though, this is witty, tense and bloody: a homage that Carpenter might appreciate.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

This meat-and-potatoes dish of moviemaking is sufficiently tasty to satisfy auds hungry for old-fashioned rock-the-house action.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A satisfying thriller for adults only.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's good for a silly laugh, this stuff. And maybe this movie will draw renewed attention to Carpenter's eminently better movie.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

An assault to your intelligence, and an assault on your ears and eyes.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very empty experience when you pit it against Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13."

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The first Carpenter remake released in 05, the year of the Carpenter remakes. Amazingly this isn't a shot for shot remake but actually a reasonable attempt… More
Albert Kim
what the hell was this? the editing/cinematography/direction was awful. plus, why did those assault rifles sound like exaggerated nail guns? i really did want… More
Wahida K
One of my problems is that I can never say no to a good friend, most of my Friends pick me first for a Movie, is there an Exit door? What was I thinking? Oh… More
Manu Gino
Unite and fight. Saw it again! Remake.Good action movie that's all it is. The plot is simple and easy to follow. Good cast to follow a decent god movie.… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Depending on how highly you think of the genre, the remake of Assault on Presinct… More
Chris Weber
This has a higher budget, slicker look, and less plot holes than the original, but it doesn't have the same charm or sense of paranoia and claustrophobia… More

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