• Attack the Block (2011)

Attack the Block

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: Science fiction , Comedy , Action

Production Co: Big Talk

Keywords: 2000s , Revenge , Suspenseful , Mystery , Escape , Intense , Transformation , London , Murder , Rescue , Car ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    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 fa├žade, 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

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    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

  • 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

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Nominated Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)