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Attack the Block (2011)

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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 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Napad na kvart  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,133,859 (UK) (13 May 2011)

Gross:

$1,024,175 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Writer/director Joe Cornish did in depth research on language to accurately convey the way South London street kids speak. See more »

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[first lines]
Sam: [on phone] Hi mum!
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References Gears of War (2006) See more »

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Baked Beats
Written and performed by Joe Cornish
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Don't understand most of these reviews
6 June 2015 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The film was complete, I firmly believe that a lot of the blow back about the characters having criminal roots, petty as they may be, miss the point of the film. Growing up in city/public housing, with or without a parent around is not something that is easily related to the walks of every day life that we all consider normal. Joe Cornish captured the entire upbringing that so many (my brothers and I included) children had/have had to, just because you have a parent does not mean you,or they have money, growing up in those sort of neighborhoods either builds character or destroys it. The fact that I have read so many reviews that consist of hatred towards a group of confused under-privileged 15 year olds just goes to show that part of the film is lost on a certain demo......the film killed in theaters as far as experience, and I'm yet to find a person under 50 who has a sour word to say about it. Basically, if you were born after 1982........you'll love it, i almost promise that, unless your looking for the no fun zone.


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