Attack the Block - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Attack the Block Reviews

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
June 13, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
November 23, 2014
Attack the Block lingers with you. Cornish is a formidable filmmaker and Boyega is an outstanding talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
April 25, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
John Anderson
October 7, 2013
Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
October 7, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Skilled, heartfelt entertainment done well.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
A creatively unconventional invasion movie let down by its utterly unlikeable heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013
Attack The Block balances scares with laughs incredibly well and features solid performances from everyone in the cast. Gruesome aliens and a great setting that features outstanding action scenes all make for a very fun ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 4, 2013
There are some parts of London that maybe aliens shouldn't be too eager to invade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Looker
September 27, 2012
While all signs point to 'culty' for this film, it actually has all the mainstream appeal of a brilliant comedy and a terrifying supernatural horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 15, 2012
An adrenaline thrill ride cult action film that gets over as an unlikely sci-fi film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James Croot
April 4, 2012
Fish Tank meets Skyline in this hilarious and arresting British sci-fi comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 30, 2012
A solidly executed example of the genres and conventions it intelligently satirizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
There's a lot more going on than meets the eye in this slick, exciting, UK monster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tom Clift
December 20, 2011
One of the year's smartest and most giddily enjoyable films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
December 4, 2011
Fighting aliens with these diverse, street-smart, slang-slinging little criminals is all the more fun for fighting them in the Block: a fantastic funhouse of a battlefield, providing plenty of room for extremely witty and well-shot action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
December 1, 2011
When the going gets tough. Attack the Block hangs as tough as any modern thriller should.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dom Phillips
December 1, 2011
Writer/director Joe Cornish has young wannabe gangstas battling aliens in a hilarious, action-packed combination of monster movie and underclass teenage story. Trust!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)
December 1, 2011
This pitch perfect blend of sci-fi action, comedy and social commentary winds up a gleeful delight.
Simon Miraudo
November 29, 2011
Cornish and his effects team work magic with the creature designs. I won't spoil their look here as their eventual reveal provides quite a payoff, but it's an ingenious, scary, and memorable movie monster they've created.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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