Attack the Block

Attack the Block

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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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Reviews & comments

Absolutely awful, low budget rubbish

Can you give no stars? The story is ridiculously stupid and illogical in every sense. What a total utter and complete load of tosh. A testosterone-filled movie with aliens and baseball bats, encouraging teenagers to make like gangs and get aggressive when something gets crossed with their "block". Absolutely horrible script felt like a eight year old wrote...

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Variety

Variety

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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

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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.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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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

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A canny blend of jokes and jitters.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

4.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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

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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

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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

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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

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

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Has a clever script and winning underdog spirit.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

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

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A canny blend of jokes and jitters.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Has a clever script and winning underdog spirit.

0

Absolutely awful, low budget rubbish

Can you give no stars? The story is ridiculously stupid and illogical in every sense. What a total utter and complete load of tosh. A testosterone-filled movie with aliens and baseball bats, encouraging teenagers to make like gangs and get aggressive when something gets crossed with their "block". Absolutely horrible script felt like a eight year old...

1.0
0