Attack the Block

Attack the Block

Attack the Block

British sci-fi horror about a teen gang in South London defending their block from an alien invasion. Remeniscent of 80s horror films like Gremlins, with the splatter of Peter Jackson's Brain Dead.

This is the feature debut from director Joe Cornish, who co-wrote The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Executive produced by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) and featuring a score by Basement Jaxx.

Best Film winner at SXSW 2011.
201188 minsUK
ActionComedyScience Fiction
Director:
Joe Cornish (feature debut, TV's 'The Adam and Joe Show')
Writer:
Joe Cornish
Cast:
Nick FrostJodie WhittakerLuke TreadawayJoey AnsahFlaminia CinqueChris Wilson

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Attack the Block / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Brit comedian-TV presenter Joe Cornish emerges fully formed as an exciting new writer-helmer with his enormously appealing debut feature, Attack the Block.

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Total Film

Total Film

After the self-consciously epic, po-faced stylings of Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles, Block sticks it to E.T. with a bracing blast of teen spirit.

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s the movie Super 8 wanted to be—or should have been.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

It's a doozy, offering tight and imaginative camerawork, electric thrills, and a sharp, twisty script that plays like a social satire.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A canny blend of jokes and jitters.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a terrifically funny, gutsy action-adventure comedy.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

This movie wants and needs to come at you like a beast in the dark. Allow it.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

An entertaining thriller in the tradition of 1970s B-action films, with an unknown cast, energetic special effects and great energy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Spirited and exciting, Attack the Block is so-called geek cinema done right.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

There's a vaguely Spielbergian quality to Cornish's skill at balancing the sense of shared adventure with genuine danger.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There could be a few more scares and laughs, but it's a blast to be drawn into this urban ecosystem.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Smart, commercial, original and, particularly in an outstanding slo-mo climax, unashamedly cinematic.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Has a clever script and winning underdog spirit.

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