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Assault on Precinct 13

Admittedly, John Carpenter's gritty 1976 action hit Assault on Precinct 13 is nothing more than an urban remake of Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo. But that's no excuse for Hollywood to remake it yet again--especially when it's doubtful anyone involved in this hip new update has ever even heard of Howard Hawks. At least Carpenter knew who he was paying tribute to. This time around, it's a gang of corrupt cops who have surrounded the titular police station with evil intent. It's up to one upstanding officer (Ethan Hawke) and a bunch of criminals (led by Laurence Fishburne) to fend off the high-caliber assault. Action-packed, but logic-deficient. 109 minutes