Attack the Block

Inner City vs. Outer Space


Attack the Block
An outrageous sci-fi comedy set in a housing estate in England. A gang of youths prey on the inhabitants, while trying to avoid a violent bully. Things get interesting when some weird aliens land and try to take over the block. The gang finds itself the sole defenders against the invaders, and boy are they in for a suprise.

89 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi.

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Credits

Cast
Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Luke Treadaway, Alex Esmail, Joey Ansah, Paige Meade, Leeon Jones
Director
Joe Cornish
ScreenplayJoe Cornish
MusicSteven Price
CinematographyThomas Townend
EditingJonathan Amos
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2011
Produced byStudio Canal, Film4, UK Film Council, Big Talk Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, science fiction
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, frequent, graphic, gory, gruesome, explicit. Some fantastical but much is realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemySome profanity
Drug abuseUse of pot by teens could seem to glamourise drug taking.
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
quote iconThere's a new breed on the block
10
Die Burger
Leon van Nierop quote iconTienerbende trap monsters én clichés
10
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconHostile aliens hit the hood
20
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconThis small movie is hugely entertaining and a bracing alternative to the typical summer blockbuster behemoths.
18
Metacritic.com
27 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
131 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA thrilling sci-fi yarn whose distinct British flavor supplies energy, wit, and style to burn.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14

What the People say

Internet
16272 Netizens quote iconExceptional. A bravura directorial debut with a killer central performance.
14

Average .. 74%

15

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