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      Attack the Block

      R Released Jul 29, 2011 1h 28m Action Comedy Sci-Fi List
      91% Tomatometer 186 Reviews 75% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings South London teenagers (John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones) defend their neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Effortlessly mixing scares, laughs, and social commentary, Attack the Block is a thrilling, briskly-paced sci-fi yarn with a distinctly British flavor.

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      Deborah Ross The Spectator Look, this is a nicely performed film which is kept quick and tight, but for a comic horror it's just not funny or horrifying enough. Aug 30, 2018 Full Review Candice Frederick Reel Talk Online Not only is Attack the Block wickedly entertaining, but it's also well-written, suspenseful, whip-smart and moves rocket fast. Rated: A Sep 8, 2017 Full Review John Anderson Newsday Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective. Oct 7, 2013 Full Review Michael Leader Den of Geek There are no red telephone boxes, awkward romantics or stiff upper lips here, just a giddy sense of invention, a freshness of perspective, and a deep understanding of cinematic style. Rated: 4/5 May 8, 2024 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Spliced with biting comedy and coming-of-age dramatic hints, this stylish blend of genres hits many varied notes and leaves the audience delighted. Rated: 4/4 Jun 7, 2023 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand ... both far smarter than it looks on the surface, and more indebted to the drive-in horror movie culture than has been acknowledged. Cornish manages the balance well... May 6, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Johnathon W Fun twist on the alien invasion film, thanks to some fun casting and direction. The cast is excellent, with future stars John Boyega and Jodie Whitaker giving nice turns as block tenants with very different perspective (he being a thug while she a nurse). Behind the camera, writer/director Joe Cornish delivers a fun yet thrilling alien invasion film, set in the ghettos of London while throwing off some fun twists (you never learn where the aliens are from, which are cool). Overall, one of the better alien invasion films in recent memory. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Nathan T Hard not to enjoy this movie. Super entertaining. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Derek L Joe Cornish's direction as well as parts of the writing was decent that was also carried out very well by its cast especially for John Boyega. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Hassan A defff a Hood classic this movie is nostalgic and has a good plot. Walked so stranger things could run Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Johnny D This movie is perfect for what it is, which is just nonstop goofiness and fun. The characters are all super appealing. One scene sums it up, where a lift opens to reveal a drug dealer who just killed an alien who killed his posse, and walks calmly past a kid waiting to go down. You gotta love that. The writing is clever, and the whole cast is stellar. Perfect, perfect movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/11/23 Full Review S. C Comedic, cleverly low budget and self aware. However the writing doesn't work much for the serious scenes. Good on the humour, bad on the character development. What really bugged me is that the essential reasons to why we should care for the rather unlikeable lead role are very lazily thrown in and near the end at that. There's not enough build up for his character, let alone for the others, which barely makes the end feel meaningful. It lacks in character writing and in few of the performances as well, yet it still delivers a fun script, some neat action and a cool original soundtrack. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis South London teenagers (John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones) defend their neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.
      Joe Cornish
      Nira Park, James Wilson
      Joe Cornish
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Big Talk, E1 Entertainment
      R (Drug Content|Creature Violence|Pervasive Language)
      Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 29, 2011, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 9, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 28m
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