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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's hot, fierce, funny, vicious and ready to bite, baby. show more

  • NA
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 regular bad movie, but here - with accents that are barely comprehensible and in-jokes about council flats, not to mention a swerving handheld camera and some of the cheapest effects since "Night of the Lepus" - it's surprising this thing ever got released. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The cast is splendid, the script quick-witted and the action satisfying. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 75
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    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 from the movie is how cool it is to kick alien ass. show more

  • 90
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Boyega is absolutely riveting, leading with a stern glower, and constantly trying to prove himself. Yet Moses has a deep well of tenderness and honor beneath the façade, and Boyega almost single-handedly makes you care not just about his character, but about everyone in any gang that would align itself with him. He's that magnetic. show more

  • 88
    Washington Post

    In the end, police descend on the block at the very moment their presence becomes irrelevant. They misinterpret everything; locals watch as they blame all the wrong people. Soon their flashing lights will drive away, and the block will go back to taking care of itself the best it can. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie, which should have been titled "Defend the Block," illustrates once again that zombie, horror and monster movies are a port of entry for new filmmakers. The genre is the star. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie is more interested in making viewers consider its disenfranchised protagonists from a fresh perspective. The fact that the film accomplishes this without a trace of gooey sentimentality is a small miracle. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    What follows is a hilarious, slam-bang series of chases and battles that cross "Gremlins" with "Assault on Precinct 13," the two most prominent of many genre films quoted by Attack the Block. show more

  • April 19, 2013 zm00000000082492
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    This movie ROCKS! Funny, action and sci-fi...it was awesome

  • November 12, 2011 om00000000105432
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    I loved this movie! The script, the acting, the slang, the soundtrack and the aliens were awesome! Rented the movie, then bought it, then bought the soundtrack. Trust!

  • October 28, 2011 fb00000000104566
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    Very different. Not absolutely amazing, but definitely worth watching. Soundtrack and score are also pretty top notch.

  • September 12, 2011 qx00000000101799
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    These reviews stink. Must be the movie makers staff. This move was horrible and a waste of my time and money. Worse than a Sunday afternoon SciFi original - MUCH WORSE!!! STAY AWAY................PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • August 27, 2011 riohondo30
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    it was really good

  • August 26, 2011 anthonyg150
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    Phenomenal in every aspect. Whoever says otherwise is just wrong. Yes, I\'m calling their opinions wrong.

  • August 12, 2011 rlebow9978
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    Could have been a good film, but the \'so called\' heroes were such despicable punks that no redemption was possible not matter if they \'saved the planet\'... no person mugged at knifepoint would be so forgiving....kinda ruined the film for me....

  • August 01, 2011 losangel
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    Great! Clever. I wish all filmmakers were this inventive.

  • July 29, 2011 ge00000000097725
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    saw this in england with my boyfriend, enjoyed it.

  • July 29, 2011 Bandi
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    I can\'t understand a thing they are saying

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