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Attack the Block (2011)



Critic Consensus: 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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From the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block follows a gang of tough inner-city kids who try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone. -- (C) Sony Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Attack the Block

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (55)

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.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Not only is Attack the Block wickedly entertaining, but it's also well-written, suspenseful, whip-smart and moves rocket fast.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Attack the Block is essentially an action thriller and as such is effective.

October 7, 2013 | Full Review…

Attack the Block is the best popcorn flick of the entire summer, and I mean that as one heck of a gigantic compliment.

January 27, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

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 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Attack the Block


This deserves a place in the pantheon of outstanding directorial debuts.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

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A Goonies, Gremilins and Kill Bill Mix that is just great.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Well I watched it. All of it. It definitely was interesting. Within the first minute I had to put on the subtitles, because I had NO idea what language they were speaking. Apparently, South London has their own style of English...gibberish. The movie itself was kind of fun, in a way. I guess. It definitely was different. Made me laugh a few times..that's always good.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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