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.
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Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective.
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.
Attack the Block attacks the alien invasion genre with wit, energy and a cheeky insolence that makes it out of this world.
An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class.
"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.
The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises.
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This deserves a place in the pantheon of outstanding directorial debuts.
A Goonies, Gremilins and Kill Bill Mix that is just great.
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.
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|Moses:||Ain't you gonna thank us for savin' your life?|
|Sam:||My fucking hero.|
|Sam:||Whatever the fuck they are, they're not fucking aliens.|
|Dennis:||You swear too much, man.|
|Sam:||You think I'm gonna help you? After you attacked me, and robbed me, and then set those dogs on the police?|
|Dennis:||Yes to the first two, no to the last one.|
|Biggz:||It was like some Gears of War thing!|