Assault on Precinct 13

Year: 1976
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: John Carpenter
I know people are going to call me a Philistione, but I got an hour into this film and turned it off.

Carpenter's landmark remake of Rio Bravo may be a classic, but the promise of cultish violence everyone raves about takes longer to materialise than the length of time I watched it for. Hence, all I saw was an hour of a day in the life of a ghetto police station, with a group of characters who (no doubt) develop into the personalities they become during the siege going about some very uninteresting business.

Maybe I'd stick with it on a second viewing, but I so rarely give movies a second viewing.

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