• Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

Assault on Precinct 13

Release Date: January 19th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2005

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

While en route to prison, a bus carrying criminals Marion (Laurence Fishburne), Beck (John Leguizamo) and Anna (Aisha Hinds) is rerouted to Detroit's soon-to-be-closed Precinct 13 because of a dangerous winter storm. All communications with the outside world are cut off, and Jake (Ethan Hawke), an emotionally volatile police sergeant who is haunted by his past, is forced to work with the criminals in order to survive an attack on the precinct by a group of armed men.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja Rule, Drea de Matteo, Matt Craven, Brian Dennehy

Director: Jean Richet

Genres: Action , Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Focus Features

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Rivalry, Suspenseful, Escape, 2000s, Dark, Police station

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's no classic, but you don't need to be a cultist to get in on the tawdry fun.

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The big shift between Carpenter's B-movie and filmmaker Jean-Fran├žois Richet's comic book-style remake is that instead of a troop of bloodthirsty gang members encircling the precinct, the bad guys here all look like good guys. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The 1976 John Carpenter original has been reworked enough to give the urban thriller a distinct flavor of its own, and stars Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne provide enough gravitas to keep things involving. show more

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