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From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. -- (C) Sony Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Poses a tongue in cheek question - "What's scarier, hostile extra-terrestrials or black youth?" - and then riffs on the sad reality that many people would say the latter."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"A creatively unconventional invasion movie let down by its utterly unlikeable heroes."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"While all signs point to 'culty' for this film, it actually has all the mainstream appeal of a brilliant comedy and a terrifying supernatural horror."
‑ Matt Looker, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Here is a shaggy monster movie that pulls double-duty as a satire of class and ethnic barriers, and how those barriers quickly disappear when we are forced to fight for our simple survival."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
""Attack the Block" demands to be seen simply because it is a thrill - a pulse-raiser whose perfect construction and pointed wit make it one of the year's most exciting films."
‑ John DeFore, Washington Post
"Attack the Block isn't a great movie, but it's fueled by a sense of energy that still makes it somewhat irresistible regardless of its (sometimes far too obvious) flaws."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Attack The Block balances scares with laughs incredibly well and features solid performances from everyone in the cast. Gruesome aliens and a great setting that features outstanding action scenes all make for a very fun ride."
‑ Will Chadwick, We Got This Covered
"An adrenaline thrill ride cult action film that gets over as an unlikely sci-fi film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Attack the Block attacks the alien invasion genre with wit, energy and a cheeky insolence that makes it out of this world."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Skilled, heartfelt entertainment done well."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"There are some parts of London that maybe aliens shouldn't be too eager to invade."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Fish Tank meets Skyline in this hilarious and arresting British sci-fi comedy."
‑ James Croot, Flicks.co.nz
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