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  1. Eric Ortiz García's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  2. Ghostman's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    This is Carpenter's breakthrough film. It's a fine film but it's not one of my favorites. Assault on Precinct 13 is rough around the edges to say the least. Still, it's an entertaining film that has clever plotting (Carpenter stealing from Hawks like mugger), is expertly shot, is action packed, & shows a born auteur in the making. Thanks to this film, we got one of the greatest directors in film history.

  3. mpopov's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    Un excellent thriller de série B. ! www.cinefiches.com

  5. captainfez's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  6. Lee Donowitz's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  7. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    Engaging action siege movie that got me to think about "Night of the Living Dead" but here zombies are replaced with gang-members carrying silencers. The gritty low budget give the movie a realistic documentary feel and the spare but effective synthesizer music add to the atmosphere. Even more shocking is the heartbreaking "meaningless murder" midway through the film that would have passed through censors today.

  8. J. D.'s rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  9. Eleanor Abernathy's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    all of john carpenter's movies are just fun to watch. i think i have been overdosed on cgi that action movies prior to jurassic park seem fresh and new.

  10. Sara-D's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  11. Alborz M's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  12. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    Darwin Joston may not be Kurt Russell (well, of course he isn't), but as Wilson he delivers a dynamite gentleman criminal routine that makes this early Carpenter almost as giddy as it is gritty, harrowing, and luridly elemental.

  13. Bob's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    Magnificent opening that sets inception for foreshadowed avalanche of action and violence brings the best out of low budget - controversial murder scene and rich personalities, while simplicity, tension and music create an unique atmosphere that gives a flavor of horror in a form of the exploitation action-thriller. Thanks to its mixture, it's the kind of cult classic that hardly feels dated even by today's standards

  14. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    3.5 One could suspect Carpenter of making his beginnings in the silent era...

  15. Levent Güçer's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  16. Levi Miah's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    Proto-80s-Carpenter missing out on what the 80s brought (mainly neons), but edges itself into the era (way before) with heavy synths and high contrast cinematography. It plays around with horde horror tropes, although Carpenter's usual reliance on motiveless villainy doesn't particularly work well in the case of this film's realism, giving it a weird surrealistic thread that's left hanging. Worth revisiting though.

  17. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    how can we make these bad guys REALLY bad?...how about they kill a sweet little kid that just wants ice cream? ... bingo

  18. Scorpio Velvet's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    A good beginning for Carpenter into the action stuff as well Hawks' RIO BRAVO served as a major inspiration for it. Love the music & story, well done.

  19. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  20. DenoResandono's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    John Carpenter's second work as director is a thrilling, fun, exciting, and bloody action-thriller. He mixed the theme from Howard Hawks western - Rio Bravo and George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead into a fun-ride movie. Not to mention for its infamous "ice cream" gunshot scene...

  21. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    Carpenter’s “urban Rio bravo” is like a mixture of socially conscious action film and a zombie tale. The attackers despite being alive and armed with fireguns act as simpleminded and get slaughtered like the undead, which gives an extra dimension to the fear of violent gangs. And then there’s the music: a classic of electronic music without which the film wouldn’t be as good as it is.

  22. giovanni's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  23. strange_alive's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

  24. Sarika Joglekar's rating of the film Assault on Precinct 13

    favorite Carpenter after The Thing

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