• 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: Crime drama , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Focus Features

Distributors: Focus Features

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The movie rips and roars. 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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    All classic and airtight, and handled by Richet with economy and a sturdy clarity of action; he doesn't go overboard with manic action scenes. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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