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Attack the Block (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  13 May 2011 (UK)
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A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

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Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. Written by GK

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Inner City vs. Outer Space


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Rated R for creature violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$137,580 (USA) (29 July 2011)

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$1,024,175 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Writer/director Joe Cornish has stated that watching Signs (2002) and imagining what would happen if it took place in south London was an inspiration for Attack the Block. See more »

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Sam: [on phone] Hi mum!
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Youths So Cold
Written by Clement Dodd, Richell Bonner and Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne)
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Just Excellent
4 October 2011 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Made with less than one tenth of SUPER 8 budget, this movie gets twice more entertainment while delivering social messages instead of shallow fake nostalgia. A gang of teenagers (mostly black but from other ethnic groups too) rob a woman/nurse on her way home. A sudden explosion and something falling from the sky, allow the woman to escape. When the gang's leader checks what happened is attacked by an extraterrestrial creature. The group kills the thing and take the body with them hoping to make a few squids out of the strange creature. From there, things get really ugly; when more bigger beasts fall from the sky, police and some gangsters show up; everybody pursuing the gang. The action does not stop. No unnecessary romances, or tear breaking scenes; just a few commentaries about life in those marginal neighborhoods. The acting of the teenage members is excellent. Every one of them has a brief time to deploy their character but all of them have enough charisma to succeed. In brief, do not expect Hollywood overproduced and unrealistic special effects here only real fun.


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