Assault on Precinct 13 Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Assault on Precinct 13 the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Richet's remake of the Carpenter cult classic has the cons and cops, led by burned-out Sgt. Roenick (Hawke) and criminal kingpin Bishop (Fishburne) holed up in a soon-to-be-closed Precinct 13 on a snowy New Year's Eve against a squad of corrupt cops intent on eliminating Bishop, their not-quite-silent-enough partner. Generally solid, if standard, updating loses much credibility by plopping a forest in the middle of a heavily industrial part of Detroit, where this one is set. Hawke and Fishburne are appropriately conflicted and heroic as it's called for, but it's the supporting cast that gives this rendition its zest. Stick around for the helpful plot-summarizing rap song that plays over the closing credits.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 109 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Action-Drama, Crime Drama, Rogue Cops, Detroit, Undercover Cops, Up All Night, New Year's Eve, Shrinks, Impending Retirement, Betrayal
Screenplay
James DeMonaco
Cast
Ethan Hawke, Laurence "Larry" Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Drea De Matteo, Maria Bello, Gabriel Byrne, Ja Rule, Matt Craven, John Leguizamo, Fulvio Cecere, Currie Graham, Dorian Harewood, Kim Coates, Hugh Dillon, Titus Welliver, Aisha Hinds
Cinematography
Robert Gantz
Director
Jean-Francois Richet
Music
Graeme Revell
Other
David Lee, John Houlihan, Bill Pankow, Nigel Churcher, Paul Denham Austerberry
Producer
Pascal Caucheteux, Jeffrey Silver, Stephane Sperry, Liaison Films, Biscayne Pictures, Rogue Pictures

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