Attack the Block (2011)



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

Movie Info

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

Rating: R (for creature violence, drug content and pervasive language)
Genre: Art House & International, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Joe Cornish
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 25, 2011
Box Office: $1.0M
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Critic Reviews for Attack the Block

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (34)

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

Full Review… | October 7, 2013
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | November 23, 2014
2UE That Movie Show

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.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014

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.

Full Review… | October 7, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Skilled, heartfelt entertainment done well.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

A creatively unconventional invasion movie let down by its utterly unlikeable heroes.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Attack the Block


This deserves a place in the pantheon of outstanding directorial debuts.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer


A Goonies, Gremilins and Kill Bill Mix that is just great.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


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 were speaking. Apparently, South London has their own style of English...gibberish. The movie itself was kind of fun, in a way. I guess. It definitely was different. Made me laugh a few times..that's always good.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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