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Attack the Block (2011)

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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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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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Cast

Stephanie Street
as Policewoman
Joey Ansah
as Policeman
Flaminia Cinque
as Italian Woman
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Critic Reviews for Attack the Block

All Critics (159) | Top Critics (34)

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

October 7, 2013 | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

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.

September 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Miami Herald
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Attack the Block attacks the alien invasion genre with wit, energy and a cheeky insolence that makes it out of this world.

August 26, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Detroit News
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An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class.

August 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/4
Denver Post
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"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.

August 19, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises.

August 18, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Attack the Block

½

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

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

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½

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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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