Attack the Block
Attack the Block (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 25, 2011
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Critic Score
90%
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74%



Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Effortlessly mixing scares, laughs, and social commentary, Attack the Block is a thrilling, brisky-paced sci-fi yarn with a distinctly British flavor.

John Anderson
Newsday

Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Attack the Block lingers with you. Cornish is a formidable filmmaker and Boyega is an outstanding talent.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

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John DeFore
Washington Post

"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.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Attack the Block attacks the alien invasion genre with wit, energy and a cheeky insolence that makes it out of this world.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises.

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Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
This deserves a place in the pantheon of outstanding directorial debuts.
Phil Hubbs
My first impressions for this British made sci-fi were not good, not good at all. We are introduced to a small gang of South London youths in your typical… More
Lucas Martins
A Goonies, Gremilins and Kill Bill Mix that is just great.
xGary Xx
When aliens invade a council estate in South London, a gang of local teenagers band together to defend their tower block. The idea behind this film has a lot of… More
Cynthia S.
Well I watched it. All of it. It definitely was interesting. Within the first minute I had to put on the subtitles, because I had NO idea what language they… More
paul sandberg
While appearing to be a small budget, indie type production that screams cult film, this intriguing story has some very nice camera and lighting work; solid… More

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