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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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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,133,859 (UK) (13 May 2011)

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$1,024,175 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Franz Drameh, who plays Dennis, was originally under consideration for the role of Moses. See more »

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[first lines]
Sam: [on phone] Hi mum!
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Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) See more »

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Get That Snitch
Lyrics by Doc Brown
Music by Mikis Michaelides
Performed by Jumayn Hunter and Mikis Michaelides
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Inner City vs Outer Space
8 October 2011 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

After reading the previous reviews of this movie, I am a bit surprised to see how many people didn't like it. They didn't care for the characters, because of their rude language, their clothes (Ooooh, hoddies:) and the fact that they are petty criminals. But this is a classic "bad guy turns hero" story with such a great written script and talented young actors. The casting director did an excellent job finding these kids. They are real, natural and very believable in portraying being born and raised in Londons Ends. I found myself actually caring about the characters and their destiny throughout the movie. "Attack the Block" is a horror comedy about an alien invasion. Aaaah, you think, I've seen this before! "Bodysnatchers", "The Faculty", and not to mention the great TV-series "Falling Skies". But this movie is different. The focus in the film lies with the characters, and their reaction to having their street invaded by aliens. The aliens them self are kind of cheesy, but scary in a funny way. I expected Nick Frost to have a bigger role, I loved him in "Shaun of the Dead" and "Paul". But he never disappoints me, funny as always :) I really enjoyed this movie, and if you like movies like "Shaun of the Dead" and "Tucker & Dale vs Evil", you'll probably enjoy this as well.

Favourite quote from the movie " Oh man! All this weed and no skins... This is the worst day of my life!"


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