Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang. Directed by John Carpenter (HalloweenThe Thing).

1976Rating: R91 minsUSA
ActionCrimeThrillerClassic

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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s a fleet, ferocious piece of genre craftsmanship.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A joy to behold: a taut, aesthetic blast of violence.

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Time Out

Time Out

One of the most effective exploitation movies of the decade... It's sheer delight from beginning to end.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

This early Carpenter movie still holds up as one of the director's best works.

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BBC

BBC

The core reason this film works so well is that it is so unpredictable, ruthless and without reason.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

[A] lean, mean, genre-defying masterpiece.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Carpenter is an extremely resourceful director whose ability to construct films entirely out of action and movement suggests that he may one day be a director to rank with Don Siegel.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Hopelessly violent but exceedingly well made.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

In Assault On Precinct 13, hell is an abandoned police station in Los Angeles and the only means of survival is cooperation across racial, class, and legal lines.

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