The Assault Synopsis
Four Islamic terrorists hijack a French airliner and plan to fly it into the Eiffel Tower.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
So gripping and focused that it easily bests Hollywood movies with 50 times its budget.
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70

Village Voice

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Taut, forceful, ritualistic, and all those other flattering adjectives applied to thrillers that actually thrill, this skyjacking docudrama...
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63

Slant Magazine

The Assault raises many more questions than it answers, and its overall objective is puzzling and remains shrouded in political agenda.
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60

Variety

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The tense buildup to a blazing, if generic, rescue is the most satisfying part of The Assault, a stylized combo of action and drama from...
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58

The A.V. Club

Brisk and technically efficient, The Assault is a dull film based on a real event that certainly wasn't.
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
In place of emotional stakes, we get gleaming, stylized, occasionally slow-motion violence, filmed in such extreme close-ups and cramped...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Despite toggling among the three characters' story lines, the film is barely concerned with the who, what or where of the incidents, much...
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Rated R | For Violence