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Attack the Block Reviews

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March 4, 2013
A creatively unconventional invasion movie let down by its utterly unlikeable heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 13, 2011
I kept hoping Michael Caine's Harry Brown would appear ready to teach them a lesson or two the hard way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 7, 2011
Utter blocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
August 26, 2011
The inky, somewhat shapeless beings aren't any scarier than your typical Muppet. Which is kind of a problem when you're offering an R-rated thriller.
June 1, 2011
A slick horror comedy, Block contains a few fatal flaws that weaken its sense of cheery violent fun. It's difficult to root for a bunch of alien-busting kids when they all deserve prolonged spankings.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 28, 2011
It's surprising this thing ever got released.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 29, 2011
Unfortunately, "Attack the Block" makes two crucial mistakes: It doesn't have great monsters. And it doesn't have great heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 13, 2011
This isn't just a bad film, it's a film that's plain wrong. Shame on everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
Attack the Block wants us to believe that its heroes aren't all that bad . . . once you've given them your wallet.
May 12, 2011
Attack the Block's attempts to straddle horror and comedy are doomed: it's neither scary nor funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2011
Joe Cornish directed his own script, which suffers from thin characterization, weak dialogue, and a confused ending.
July 29, 2011
Reprises scores of films, but despite an unusual combination of story with setting and characters, adds nothing in the re-doing and sports hokey creature effects.
July 28, 2011
Too goofy to be frightening and too lame to be funny or amusing, the picture ultimately turns into an interminable waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 28, 2011
In the vein of "Shaun of the Dead" but a lot less fun...
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 18, 2011
Has energy and some laughs, but in the end suffers from a familiar threadbare quality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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
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
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