Attack the Block

2011

Action / Comedy / Sci-Fi / Thriller

62
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 89221

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Director

Cast

John Boyega as Moses
Nick Frost as Ron
Franz Drameh as Dennis
720p.BLU
550.34 MB
1280*720
English
R
24.000 fps
1hr 28 min
P/S 3 / 28

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by OnlyNick 8 / 10

The Attack that Reaffirms My Love of Independent Cinema

The savvy Joe Cornish pens and directs this easy, low budget, British sci-fi-action-comedy that reaffirms my love of independent cinema. Like many good indie flicks, Attack the Block is well acted, well shot, well designed and well directed.

The technical side, although not perfect, is pretty sick. With a great use of camera angles, lights, and music, the viewer is dragged kicking and screaming into anxiety-ridden action. Even the "gorilla-wolf mf's" with the teeth gone "rave" are a riot.

Bruv, for an English movie, I had to turn the English subtitles on, fam. The dialogue between the brethren is bare slang. Ironically, it is this mad mash-up of the Queen's English that helps make this monte aight. Have your urban app standing by to translate if you're born in the 70's or earlier.

Nick Frost (without his BFF Simon Pegg) plays a minor role (pity), but John Boyega, who was 19 (19!) when Attack the Block was made (his first feature), and veteran British actress Jodie Whittaker, are your main protagonists who hold their own.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Reviewed by hellholehorror 7 / 10

Memorable characters and exciting action

Great picture, beautifully shot, fascinating special effects and vibrant sound. It's an interesting take on the alien invasion and the gang culture of South London. Fast pacing, memorable characters and exciting action are only let down slightly by some flatter bits and initially dislikeable lead character.

Reviewed by dissident320 6 / 10

Great cast, short decent action movie

In terms of casting, this movie did a perfect job. Everyone is great, right down to the younger kids. And a large amount of the actors have gone on to be quite successful so the director chose well.

In terms of the story and setup, it's all fine. They're attacked by alien creatures and they have to protect 'the block'. I had some issues with the overall execution of this premise. Its setup seems like it's going to be a bit goofier than it actually ends up being. It's not really a fun movie at all. The action is coherent for the most part and nicely shot. But it's very violent and is almost like a horror movie at times. I think Nick Frost was supposed to be the comic relief but he has barely more than a cameo of screen time compared to everyone else.

It's an above average lower budget action movie but it only wants to dip its toe in humour and cheesy-ness despite having a fairly cheesy premise.

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