Assault on Precinct 13 Synopsis
Criminals besiege an obsolete Los Angeles police station.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Matches a dingy urban setting with a compelling situation and throws in an ensemble of interesting characters who become even more...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
All classic and airtight, and handled by Richet with economy and a sturdy clarity of action; he doesn't go overboard with manic action...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The 1976 John Carpenter original has been reworked enough to give the urban thriller a distinct flavor of its own, and stars Ethan Hawke...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's no classic, but you don't need to be a cultist to get in on the tawdry fun.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Serviceable, occasionally compelling but often formulaic.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In a preamble that sets up Hawke's character, the jittery hand-held camera and grainy palette establish the look and feel of a '70s movie,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Volatile yet fairly lunkheaded.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The big shift between Carpenter's B-movie and filmmaker Jean-François Richet's comic book-style remake is that instead of a troop of...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Disappointing for a number of reasons. For one thing, it's silly. For another, it's not always silly enough to be diverting.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
By playing it safe, the new Precinct leaves the audience sorry and restores thirteen to its place as the unluckiest number.
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By Fonzie2k
I love action movies, and i thought this one was great. the plot is weak, the dialogue is mediocre, and there is excessive violence. If you love action movies this is a must see, otherwise stay away...

Better then the original.

By bass4hw
This remake of the John Carpenter "classic" is better then the original, but that doesn't take much effort, the 1st one wasn't that great (I bought it DVD at Wal-Mart for about $3)....

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Rated R | For strong violence and language throughout, and for some drug content