Attack the Block

Attack the Block

DVD - 2011
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A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A.
Publisher: Culver City : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2011.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Attac
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Mar 09, 2019

What a horrible piece of trash. Thug muggers/rapists attack a white woman, and before they can finish with her, an alien crashes into a parked car. Of course, their first impulse is to kill it. Sony thinks ghetto thugs make for great heroes. I kept hoping they'd die gruesome deaths instead.

The aliens are furry dark black shadows which no doubt cut FX costs, and allowed the dim-witted producers to avoid having to flesh out what aliens even look like. So enjoy the Scooby-Doo looking aliens. Who have blue glowing teeth. OK, maybe it's some phosphorescent oral bacteria. So why does the glow instantly go out when an alien is killed?

Another major, unforgivable plot problem is that the aliens are hunting only those who have come in contact with blood from the first alien who was killed by our heroic band of muggers/rapists. Their explanation? The alien they killed was tiny, ergo female, and females give off pheromones, so, they're tracking you down thinking you're a female they can mate with. Soooooo, who do they kill you instead of trying to mate with you?

I'm embarrassed and sickened that my library paid money for this crapola.

May 22, 2018

"What's Ron's Weed Room?"
"It's a room filled with weed and it belongs to Ron."
That was the only part of this movie I enjoyed. I checked it out because of John Boyega from Star Wars and hoped the film would be so bad it's funny but it was just bad. Poor special effects, rushed plot, & no character development.

Apr 03, 2018

I stumbled upon this film one night on tv and was rather impressed with the plot and acting. For another alien attack movie, I give this film rather high marks for creativity and direction.

Apr 02, 2018

All this shows is that Limeys can make movies just as retarded as the Yanks

Mar 18, 2018

i was waffling between 2 1/2 - 3 stars, but after reading some of the other comments and realizing the lead star was actually Finn in the new Star Wars movies, I gave it the upper end of my range. i KNEW i recognized him and the name, but just couldn't remember who he was. anyway, love him in Star Wars, and he was actually good in this movie, too, but i wasn't too crazy about the overall film. fun enough and the kids were all pretty smart and brave, so that part was good. guess it just wasn't "big screen sensational" enough for me. not that i should have expected that, but i was hoping. oh well.

Jan 23, 2018

Cool movie!

Nov 18, 2017

I love this movie. It's fast paced, develops it's characters in a funny and fresh way. You have to have a child-like suspension of disbelief, but no more for than any superhero movie. There is comedy and social commentary all wrapped into one. If you liked, "Shawn of the Dead," you'll like this.

Sep 05, 2017

Terrible.. Terrible.. Terrible.. Terrible.. Terrible..

(Ok, after watching/wasting about 2 1/2 hours, I am just getting up from the library computer and leaving the building, then I will spit into the lawn.)

LPL_AdamH Jul 06, 2017

Before the the world knew him as stormtrooper-gone-good FN-2187 (aka Finn), British actor John Boyega starred in this thrilling indie sci-fi film set in the gritty projects of South London. Writer/Director Joe Cornish directs with style and offers a story full of streetwise swagger and a surprising amount of heart. Pro Tip: If you're struggling with the accents, try watching with subtitles.

Mar 08, 2017

As someone has mentioned, this is a breakout work for the guy in "Star Wars," but my God it's a terrible movie. Like seriously bad. What are they saying, are they trying to be funny? It's such a boring movie to me. I'd waste my time elsewhere personally.

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Jan 23, 2018

Biggz: Hurry up guys, we gotta catch 'em all!

Pest: Calm down Biggz, this ain't Pokemon!

Jul 17, 2012

Ron: Even if it is an alien invasion, they're four foot high, blind and got kicked to death by a bunch of kids. We got nothing to worry about.

Jul 17, 2012

Biggz: Hurry up guys, we gotta catch 'em all!
Pest: Calm down Biggz, this ain't Pokemon!

Jul 17, 2012

Jerome: This is too much madness to explain in one text!


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Jul 17, 2012

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

Jun 01, 2012

What happens when a bunch of nasty ape-dog things drop on some projects in London? The local hoodlums may just have to step up to the plate and learn how to be men. This movie balances humor with horror extremely well, mixing in a good dose of excitement and some genuine characters. Yes, youve got to deal with accents and slang. Deal. Its worth it.

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Jul 17, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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Apr 07, 2018

Violence: Bloody images , such as someones throat gets ripped out.

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