Attack the Block 2011

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Sci-fi meets London estate in this funny action movie. Sam is robbed by a gang of youths but saved when they are distracted by a meteorite which hits a parked car. They are attacked by an alien creature but kill it. Then more meteors fall but the aliens are bigger this time. And the kids are the block's only hope.

Starring:
Nick Frost,Jodie Whittaker
Runtime:
1 hour, 24 minutes

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Attack the Block

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy
Director Joe Cornish
Starring Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker
Supporting actors Luke Treadaway, Joey Ansah, Chris Wilson, Lee Nicholas Harris, Adam Leese, John Boyega
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 31 July 2013
Format: DVD
Jodie Whittaker plays a nurse who is robbed while walking home by a gang of boys. During the robbery an alien crash lands nearby. Using knives, the gang manages to kill the alien while the victim nurse escapes. The kids carry around the body of the alien not knowing what to do with it. They end up at a flat (Ron's Weed Room) with a stoner who looks like a younger Ozzy (Nick Frost). The boys see more space aliens landing. All agog the gather ceremonial swords, clubs, Roman candles and a dog that looks like Spuds to go hunt aliens...only this time they are bigger and meaner, looking like hairy worgs with several rows of neon teeth that glow in the dark.

The boys run for their lives, along with the nurse, trying to avoid aliens, a rival gang, and cops. The aliens have no eyes and hunt by smell, which takes the gang a while to figure out. They are tracking down Moses, the gang leader who killed the first alien.

The movie had enough comedy to keep us entertained, while stopping short of being a comedy. There are brief moments of irony and juxtaposition to lets us know the writer and director aren't complete idiots. While the movie makes for a great independent, some of the acting and lines seemed a bit forced. I think a couple of early scenes with a little background on the main characters could have added to the movie and created something to build on, i.e. give us a glimpse of some future saving event.

All in all, for those who like quirky sci-fi horror, this one is well worth a view.

F-bomb, No sex, no nudity.
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By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 July 2013
Format: Blu-ray
A great little monster movie which when taken tongue in cheek is a lot of fun. The film packs a punch from the start and doesn't let up with the action.

A group of council estate kids swap their drug dealing and mugging for alien bashing when their tower block is invaded. Tooling up with baseball bats, knives and fireworks they take to the streets to fend off this threat.

Humour is the order of the day with nothing here to be taken seriously. The local lingo is captured to a tee and the kids, although in some respects are pretty stereotypical, offer enough character to draw you and egg them on.

The aliens themselves are a mix of curious and scary. They are a mass of black fur with little definition apart from their glowing gnashers which function as a handy way of upping the creepy atmosphere when their presence looms. They bound about with speed and agility and you never really know where they are going pop out from next.

Although this is a horror comedy of sorts it doesn't skimp on the gore either with some great gruesome moments. This is a great B-movie which is easily enjoyable and doesn't require much brain power!
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By paul easton on 7 Jan. 2015
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Hardly ever wright reviews, however was so surprised by this movie I feel I need to!

If you understand "London" culture, then I think you will love this movie. Most of the characters I have come across in one way or another. There is everything from the deprived children of the estate, with gang culture a result. The young spoilt hipster, buying drugs before heading to one of his house parties. To the young professional who cannot afford anywhere else but a flat in this block "nurse".

The film has well thought out subtle humor throughout. In my opinion the aliens are almost a secondary thing compared to the observation of the various character types. As with a book we should never judge it by its cover. This film says just this about its characters.

Basically excellent movie, really enjoyed it!
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25 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John J. Hill on 3 May 2012
Format: DVD
Having seen how split the reviews are, I feel moved to write my own.
Lots of other viewers found it hard to engage with the characters because of the nasty mugging the commit at the beginning of the film, which is quite understandable, and perhaps if I'd been in a different mood when watching, I'd have felt the same. However, I think that the character arcs that they go through are the real strengths of this film. I've grown bored of films where the characters seem set in stone as 'goodies' or 'baddies'; Hollywood is the worst offender, but plenty of Brit-flicks do it too. The world isn't like that, people are complicated, and the script and acting are strong enough to make the progression of the characters believable.
Add to that that I love monster movies, especially when the CGI is not overwhelming, and the coarse humour gave me a lot of laughs.
There is some social commentary in here, but the film doesn't beat you round the head with it. The message I took was basically '15 is a bit young to be beyond redemption'.
Finally.. to use the complete unknown John Boyega as the lead was a risk that paid off brilliantly. I look forward to seeing him in bigger and more serious roles soon.
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I enjoyed this film - I didn't think I would. The budget was obviously quite low, but the acting skills of 'drama school kids' wasn't so bad at all. Alot of this film seems to have been shot in the abandoned/derelict flats of the Heygate Estate in Elephant and Castle, London (I could be wrong though). Overall a solid 9/10 for effort on this one.
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