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Rated R · 109 minutes · 2005

Action, Crime drama, Thriller
I saw the original John Carpenter Assault on Precinct 13 many, many years ago. I remember being a young punk kid who was all hung up on Carpenter’s Halloween and The Thing, so I rented the flick thinking it would be all super-cool. It didn’t blow me away, but it wasn’t a total letdown, either. I liked the premise, and caught a little George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead vibe off of it. When I got word that somebody was going to remake the movie, I certainly thought the premise had potential for a modern setting. Happily, the finished product is pretty bad-ass, perhaps surpassing the original. In a central role, Ethan Hawke continues to impress after Training Day and Before Sunset with another bold performance. I don’t think there’s another Hollywood entity who has improved as much as Hawke in the 10 years I’ve been reviewing movies. I seriously hated this guy (Reality Bites sucked!), and now he’s one of my favorite actors. Go figure.


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Official Site: www.ap13movie.com/home.php
Director: Jean Richet
Writer: John Carpenter and James DeMonaco
Producer: Don Carmody, Elizabeth Dreyer, Joseph Kaufman, Jeff Silver, Stepanie Sperry and Pascal Caucheteux
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja Rule, Drea de Matteo, Matt Craven, Brian Dennehy, Gabriel Byrne, Aisha Hinds, Dorian Harewood, Peter Bryant, Fulvio Cecere, Kim Coates and Currie Graham

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