One of Carpenters best works as he brings Night Of The Living Dead esque thrills where every protagonist, no matter how devious, is likeable
In one of John Carpenter’s first films, he takes the “heroes trapped inside, while villains are outside” trope and makes a gripping thriller
One of the best and first from this director, he know what he is good at
Oh man John Carpenter understands the ambiance. Music is superb. Amazing score. As all Carpenter films its dark but this is also realistic.
One of the first and best of this director he know what he is good at
It’s a good action film and the character interactions are passable, but lacks story elements and villain backstory that would’ve made it.
A story of tension ramped up to the max. Thrilling.
One of the best films that is set in one night only.
A small budget and a very simple premise turned into an extremely well made, suspenseful, creative thriller, Carpenter at his best
It's John Carpenter. Of course it's great.
Carpenter directs great buildup to a tense face off between the cops and prisoners on the inside and the gang on the outside.
scenes are unreasonable and unreal. Bad mans act like zombies without brain.
Gritty early carpenter, cool characters have to take hold and defend by themselves against a gang bent on revenge.
So entertaining. Clever storytelling that has a basic set up but delivers. Tense at the start but then action packed in the end. A classic!
One of legendary John Carpenter’s underrated movies! I very much enjoyed it, and had me at the edge of my seat for the most part!
This is what defines a well written action film
This film takes such a simple premise and makes it totally it’s own. Love John carpenter.
Modern day western patterned after the film Rio Bravo. The urban setting works great and Carpenter’s direction is top notch. Great action.
Slow but exciting. Carpenter instills a constant sense of dread and anxiety
Outstanding and intense action film. Carpenter put his signature touch on this film. It gets better with each view. A staple in action films