• Released
  • July 29, 2011
  • R , 1 hr 28 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
  • 93 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A teenage gang in South London defends its neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.

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Critic Ratings

75
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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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88

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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83

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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80

The 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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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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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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