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: January 19, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2005
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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

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

Barbara Sullivan
Buffalo News

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.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

Fishburne even manages to make crass violence witty.

Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Joshua Starnes

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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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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A satisfying thriller for adults only.

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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][/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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