Box art for Assault on Wall Street

Assault on Wall Street

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


When the economy suddenly crashes, Jim loses his job, home and wife.Filled with anger and rage, Jim snaps and goes to extreme lengths to seek revenge for the life taken from him.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    25%
  • Audience Score
    42%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: This zeitgeist-tapping revenge fantasy doesn't deliver enough guilty pleasures.

- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rotten: Boll spends so much time painting Jim into the corner required to "justify" his bonkers actions that once the film's fuse is irrevocably lighted, viewers may have already checked out.

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rotten: The film seems inexplicably tame, the least interesting execution of a radical concept.

- Peter Debruge, Variety, Sunday, May 12, 2013

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Uwe Boll is notorious as being one of the worst filmmakers in the history of the medium. But with every filmmaker, he can direct a good film. He has proven himself in the past with Rampage, Seed and Tunnel Rats, three underrated films that really don't deserve the flack they have received. Boll can make a good film, and with Assault on Wall Street, he crafts his best film. This is clearly a personal film, one that Boll felt strongly about. I think that Uwe Boll is a director that can create something good when he works with his own ideas, and decides to tell his own ideas. This is a well crafted film that can surprise the most reluctant Boll hater. I enjoyed the film, thought the acting and directing were well done, and it a surprising picture by Uwe Boll. Boll has had a sketchy career, granted, but he can make a good movie that is entertaining. Assault on Wall Street is an accomplished film that makes you ask important questions and brings to light an important issue. The film works due to the strong performance of Dominic Purcell who really brings something unique to the screen. This film is Uwe Boll's finest picture, and of the films I've seen from him, he really gives this one his all and it proves to his harshest critics that he can make something watchable. The film doesn't deserve the flack it has received and with that said, Boll puts to light important issues that shouldn't be ignored. Assault on Wall Street has its flaws, but is definitely not as bad as what the mainstream critics have said. Sure there are aspects of the film that leave room for improvement, but overall Boll has crafted a highly engaging revenge drama that is worth seeing. With an effective cast, and interesting concept, Uwe Boll delivers the strongest film of his career, one that deserves to be seen.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Saturday, May 18, 2013

3 stars

I loved this movie for one reason: I wish I could do that! Assault on Wall Street is a Canadian film directed by the famous German Uwe Boll , whose failures never slowed him down... I will even say, that this one was actually pretty good! The criticism of the capitalism and the system of theft were exposed through the story of Jim (Dominic Purcell) and Rosie (Erin Karpluk), who were both affected by the US economic crisis at the time when Rosie is sick. Their life turned upside down when they discovered that their broker invested all their funds into risky equity investments and they lost all their savings. Expensive medical care of his wife culminated in the seizure of their home and the loss of his job... After the tragedy happened... Jim decides it is time to act! And he does... efficiently... and I think everyone in their life sometimes felt like Jim and wanted to act as him. The tempo of the movie was almost perfect, acting wasn't bad either, characters were developed enough for the story to feel realistic and the camera work was very satisfactory. For a director with a bad reputation, Uwe Boll did a really good job!

- panta2, Monday, July 29, 2013

3 stars

Director, Uwe Boll who has definitely established himself as one of the worst reviewed directors of all time, crafts one of his finer and more gripping films. It's a dramatic thriller about the financial system and the greed and corruption that goes with it. A powerfully effective, dark and ferocious thriller that packs a pure punch of gripping drama and explosive chaotic action. Dominic Purcell is outstanding, he gives a raw and intense performance about a man who goes the lengths to exact his own brand of justice and vengeance. The first half of the film does very well with the drama, it shows the lead character going through a rough time and showing he is doing what he can to make things right. The camaraderie between the actors is terrific, they have great chemistry and bring some sharp and great character development. It keeps your attention all the way through and to the explosive action-packed finish.

- allan913, Wednesday, September 4, 2013