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: July 29, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2011
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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

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.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Not only is Attack the Block wickedly entertaining, but it's also well-written, suspenseful, whip-smart and moves rocket fast.

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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.

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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Kudos to the extremely clever writer-director Joe Cornish, who understands that the only way that action/horror films have an impact is when the audience is made to feel something for the people getting obliterated on screen.

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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.

Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The premise is outlandish, the special effects simple, and the cast largely unknown. But Cornish has kept his film short and sharp and given us characters we want to see survive. The result is a blast.

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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