A teen gang in South London defends its neighborhood from an alien invasion.
" "Attack the Block" demands to be seen simply because it is a thrill - a pulse-raiser whose perfect construction and pointed wit make it one of the year's most exciting films. "
" It's wall-to-wall sci-fi pop-culture bric-a-brac, yet it feels organic. There's something more at stake than the fate of a movie-ish Earth. "
" It's exciting, and there is plenty of gore for fans of that sort of thing, but one wishes the mix of horror and comedy leaned a little more to the horror side of the equation. "
" A clever blend of sci-fi and comedy, which pits toothy furball space invaders against young South London thugs. "
" This spunky, low-budget British action-comedy proves once again that a smart script can breath new life into even the most tired of subjects. "
" An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class. "
" It's surprising this thing ever got released. "
" Attack the Block attacks the alien invasion genre with wit, energy and a cheeky insolence that makes it out of this world. "
" The cast is splendid, the script quick-witted and the action satisfying. "
" Unfortunately, "Attack the Block" makes two crucial mistakes: It doesn't have great monsters. And it doesn't have great heroes. "
" Here is a shaggy monster movie that pulls double-duty as a satire of class and ethnic barriers, and how those barriers quickly disappear when we are forced to fight for our simple survival. "
" This fabulously inventive debut feature, written and directed by the British comedian Joe Cornish, never flags. "
" Irreverently funny without ever being spoofy...The one-liners are hilarious, and Cornish has a deft touch at weaving social commentary on urban gentrification into the narrative. "
" It's a mash up of Gremlins, E.T., a stoner comedy and a monster B-movie, delivered with a visual nod to 1970s teen gang films and reflecting the comedy smarts of, well, Joe Cornish. "
" In the vein of "Shaun of the Dead" but a lot less fun... "
" A hilarious, slam-bang series of chases and battles that cross "Gremlins" with "Assault on Precinct 13"... "
" Science-fiction buffs seeking a change of pace and fans of British pop culture shouldn't miss it. "
" The movie's amateurishly made. But the script is full of little surprises. "
" Pulsing with a rowdy energy, the film works as both a sci-fi horror flick and a teen adventure film. "
" It's a doozy, offering tight and imaginative camerawork, electric thrills, and a sharp, twisty script that plays like a social satire. "
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