Attack the Block Synopsis
A teenage gang in South London defends its neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.
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NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Boyega is absolutely riveting, leading with a stern glower, and constantly trying to prove himself. Yet Moses has a deep well of tenderness...
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Washington Post

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In the end, police descend on the block at the very moment their presence becomes irrelevant. They misinterpret everything; locals watch as...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's hot, fierce, funny, vicious and ready to bite, baby.
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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 that is, to us Yanks, itself a bit...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The cast is splendid, the script quick-witted and the action satisfying.
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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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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The picture's finale isn't as smart as it ought to be. Cornish tries to make a damning social statement, but the only thing you take away...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie, which should have been titled "Defend the Block," illustrates once again that zombie, horror and monster movies are a port of...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Attack the Block is the other alien-invasion movie opening today, the lousy one, the one from Britain. In Britain, it's probably just a...
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Original British sci-fi comedy

By Rocket_Jaz
Saw this at a free screening back at the end of May. Such a fantastic, fast paced story with solid performances by the young cast. Another excellent soundtrack to own. Awesome concept of aliens in a...

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By Jasmerrin
Fantastic. Proof that there is such a thing as a good sci-fi/horror/comedy....

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Great movie

By Laker9742
This movie was a very fun and adventureous...

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By EpicProportion
Loved it!!...

good fun

By VMM101
very likable film...

ATTACK THE BLOCK

By michel22
Great fun movie. Tarantino and Ritchie meet The Goonies....

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By reytheist
Brilliantly fast-paced and surprisingly complex. I'd call it surprising how good it was, but I was already expecting great things. Wasn't disappointed. Must Go!...

Great fun

By jmaple4
This movie was a lot of fun and was well directed. Grab some buddies and watch this. I had a blast and enjoyed a movie that didn't pull it's punches....

E.T. Meets Boyz in Da Hood

By mobius404
What can I say... a fresh take on the alien invasion genre. Great acting, action and thrills with chills!...

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Rated R | For drug content, pervasive language and creature violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ British sci-fi action movie is clever but gory, druggy.
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