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The Assault

(2012)

Rated R for violence.

R In Theaters 04/6/2012 , 95min.
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30%
Viewer score based on 42 ratings
55%
Critic score based on 7 reviews

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Village Voice
Taut, forceful, ritualistic, and all those other flattering adjectives applied to thrillers that actually thrill, this skyjacking docudrama showcases yet another genre (in addition to shock horror) the French are kicking our asses in. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Despite toggling among the three characters' story lines, the film is barely concerned with the who, what or where of the incidents, much less a deeper why. It simply wants to milk this real-life example of courage (and chaos) under fire for multiplex thrills, reducing everything to a cheap adrenaline rush set to a pulsing soundtrack. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
In place of emotional stakes, we get gleaming, stylized, occasionally slow-motion violence, filmed in such extreme close-ups and cramped spaces that it's impossible to differentiate gunman and victim. Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
So gripping and focused that it easily bests Hollywood movies with 50 times its budget. Full Review

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