Attack the Block Reviews

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October 7, 2013
Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective.
September 2, 2011
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.
August 26, 2011
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
An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class.
August 19, 2011
"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 18, 2011
The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises.
August 18, 2011
It's exciting, and there is plenty of gore for fans of that sort of thing, but one wishes the mix of horror and comedy leaned a little more to the horror side of the equation.
August 8, 2011
It's a doozy, offering tight and imaginative camerawork, electric thrills, and a sharp, twisty script that plays like a social satire.
July 31, 2011
It's wall-to-wall sci-fi pop-culture bric-a-brac, yet it feels organic. There's something more at stake than the fate of a movie-ish Earth.
July 31, 2011
Science-fiction buffs seeking a change of pace and fans of British pop culture shouldn't miss it.
July 29, 2011
Irreverently funny without ever being spoofy...The one-liners are hilarious, and Cornish has a deft touch at weaving social commentary on urban gentrification into the narrative.
July 29, 2011
Unfortunately, "Attack the Block" makes two crucial mistakes: It doesn't have great monsters. And it doesn't have great heroes.
July 29, 2011
It's a mash up of Gremlins, E.T., a stoner comedy and a monster B-movie, delivered with a visual nod to 1970s teen gang films and reflecting the comedy smarts of, well, Joe Cornish.
July 29, 2011
This spunky, low-budget British action-comedy proves once again that a smart script can breath new life into even the most tired of subjects.
July 29, 2011
The cast is splendid, the script quick-witted and the action satisfying.
July 29, 2011
A hilarious, slam-bang series of chases and battles that cross "Gremlins" with "Assault on Precinct 13"...
July 28, 2011
This fabulously inventive debut feature, written and directed by the British comedian Joe Cornish, never flags.
July 28, 2011
It's surprising this thing ever got released.
July 28, 2011
A clever blend of sci-fi and comedy, which pits toothy furball space invaders against young South London thugs.
July 28, 2011
Pulsing with a rowdy energy, the film works as both a sci-fi horror flick and a teen adventure film.
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