Austin’s review published on Letterboxd:
Police state dystopias are the most personally frightening. After all, how dissimilar are the actual American police from the massive conglomerate in the film? Carpenter's sympathies extend toward the oppressed and desperate, understanding the viciousness of the American elite and their total disregard for actual peace.
A nightmare-fusion of action and horror, drenched in a moody, claustrophobic light, with the assurance of Russell's badassery the only promise for freedom. Electronic beats pulsing along the grime, Carpenter is an atmospheric god.