U.K., 2011, 88 min, 35mm, Dir. Joe Cornish, Rated R, Sony Pictures Entertainment
"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." —Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"[John] Boyega is absolutely riveting, leading with a stern glower, and constantly trying to prove himself. Yet [his character] Moses has a deep well of tenderness and honor beneath the façade, and Boyega almost single-handedly makes you care not just about his character, but about everyone in any gang that would align itself with him. He's that magnetic." —Ian Bukwalter, NPR
From the producers of Shaun of the Dead, Attack the Blockis a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kick ass heroes. It's inner city versus outer space and it's going to explode. Attack the Block - which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year - became an instant cult classic and features breakout roles by both John Boyega (who went on to play Finn in the new Star Wars trilogy) and Jodie Whittaker (the first woman to play the Doctor in Doctor Who).
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