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Attack the Block Reviews

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October 23, 2017
As a debut feature film for Cornish, as the first break for its young star Boyega, as a throwback creature-feature and as a genre/comedy, Attack the Block just works.
September 8, 2017
Not only is Attack the Block wickedly entertaining, but it's also well-written, suspenseful, whip-smart and moves rocket fast.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 21, 2017
Kudos to the extremely clever writer-director Joe Cornish, who understands that the only way that action/horror films have an impact is when the audience is made to feel something for the people getting obliterated on screen.
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
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
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
October 7, 2013
Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective.
June 22, 2013
Skilled, heartfelt entertainment done well.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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
June 15, 2012
An adrenaline thrill ride cult action film that gets over as an unlikely sci-fi film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 4, 2012
Fish Tank meets Skyline in this hilarious and arresting British sci-fi comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2012
A solidly executed example of the genres and conventions it intelligently satirizes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
January 27, 2012
Attack the Block is the best popcorn flick of the entire summer, and I mean that as one heck of a gigantic compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2011
One of the year's smartest and most giddily enjoyable films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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
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
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