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
Rating:
R (for creature violence, drug content and pervasive language)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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Written By:
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Cast

John Boyega
as Moses
Franz Drameh
as Dennis
Leeon Jones
as Jerome
Jurmayn Hunter
as Hi-Hatz
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.

Full Review… | October 7, 2013
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.

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 26, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 26, 2011
Denver Post
Top Critic

"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.

Full Review… | August 18, 2011
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

August 18, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Attack the Block

½

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

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

½

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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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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