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Release Date: July 29th, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2011

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
South London teenagers (John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones) defend their neighborhood from malevolent extraterrestrials.

Cast: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard, Luke Treadaway, Nick Frost, Jumayn Hunter

Director: Joe Cornish

Genres: Action, Science fiction, Comedy

Production Co: Big Talk

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)