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Assault on Precinct 13

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Tuesday, November 19 2013

Welcome to the Jungle: 'Assault on Precinct 13'

John Carpenter's classic siege thriller isn't quite the old Hollywood throwback it's reputed to be, but it offers a striking reworking of genre mechanics and imagery to make up for its unsentimental atmosphere.


Thursday, January 20 2005

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

What still works is the edgy distrust-into-respect that develops between the killer and the cop.


Sunday, April 6 2003

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Carpenter refuses to reduce the violence to a sideshow of blood squibs or special effects pyrotechnics.


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