Attack the Block


Action / Adventure / Comedy / Crime / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 97201

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September 12, 2011 at 08:35 PM



John Boyega as Moses
Nick Frost as Ron
Franz Drameh as Dennis
550.34 MB
English 2.0
24.000 fps
1 hr 28 min
P/S 6 / 58

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kaijuman1 10 / 10

100% fun violent entertainment

Attack the Block tells the story of a gang caught in the middle of an alien invasion at their apartment block. That description alone tells you this movie is meant to be viewed as a fun monster movie in the vein of John Carenter's classics. The monster are amazing and had the most interesting designs in the past few years. Pitch black with blue neon teeth? Count me in! Their accents take time to get used to but don't draw away from enjoying the movie. These characters go from being common criminals to becoming heroes in their own rights and reaching redemption. This is not meant to promote gang violence or gangs themselves. Enjoy it for what it is and have a blast.

Reviewed by degeneraatti 7 / 10

A true lesson in how to make an engaging film with limited budget

All aspiring film-makers should watch this. And those producing films for SyFy or Asylum should also take note.

First and foremost, we need characters. Characters that have each their own voice and emotions, all growing from their personal past. This makes the viewer care about what happens to them, root for them, and believe in them. It also takes a bit of the storytelling burden off the cinematography, as these characters can support the story in their part.

Secondly, a compelling story should be written. Compelling does not necessarily equal complex. A story should have events pan out in an order that presents at least some kind of logic and thought behind it. Twists and turns are okay, but they don't have to be gimmicks. This doesn't mean resorting to worn clichés, but have these engaging characters something to do. Something, that has some weight to it, so that the viewer stays focused for the length of the movie.

And third, add a bit of vision. A little quirk here and there brings the humanity of the characters, the story, and those making the film apparent, and creates the valuable bond between the finished movie and its' audience.

As we can see, none of these elements require much of a budget. So having a small budget should not be a constraint per se, but rather a source of ingenuity. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one excellent example, Attack the Block is another.

It is clear that they did not have the money for a plethora of awesome locations, top-notch CGI, or brand-name anything. But what they managed to do with what they had was fun and entertaining and well worth a re- watch: The lack of shooting locations was masked with a brilliant and logical reason for limited room; lack of awe-inspiring special effects was masked with more traditional skills, ie. use of light and sound, and going story first (everyone knows how annoying is the modern over-focus on CGI over human connection, even when the effects are great); and I have no reason to believe they were looking for cheap actors, but people with desire to go out and do their best and have some fun while at it.

This film is fresh and entertaining, and as stated in the beginning, a great lesson in how to make something great out of nothing much.

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.

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