Attack the Block

Attack the Block

DVD - 2011
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A gang of tough inner-city kids try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, which turns a South London apartment complex into an extraterrestrial warzone.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011].
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1videodiscs (ca. 88 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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Bubblin1
Nov 13, 2019

DEFINITELY NOT THE GOONIES! This is a trash talking, knife wielding, pot smoking gang of thugs who occasionally stoop to mugging! The aliens have some cool creepy qualities, but overall this movie is trash. SKIP IT!

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Soyghurt
Oct 18, 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?)

A 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

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lashelle_0
Jul 18, 2019

I love the movie but why did a young man like dennis didn't know that toy gun wasn't real and i wish only jerome only got kill and maybe biggz two he act like he's 11yrs old but Dennis and Moses and pest should have been the only survives from there crew jerome was a wannabe lol i give Attack the block 4 star's and high hat's with his 1 gun at a time lol talking about this is my block wtf LOL with his ugly self and his big boy didn't have a gun and high hat's had enough time to kill the alien before his big boy got his neck tore off that's crazy.... High hat's got to have a sick crush on Moses he wasn't driving the police van that smash his blue car up LOL.

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Soyghurt
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.

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dragonlady1005
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.

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mr_chocolate
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.

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ThPunnoval
Apr 02, 2018

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

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franna
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.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Cool movie!

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nita22
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.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

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

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

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bdls206
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.

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bdls206
Jul 17, 2012

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

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bdls206
Jul 17, 2012

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

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bdls206
Jul 17, 2012

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

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littlelo
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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bdls206
Jul 17, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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AMerr22
Apr 07, 2018

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

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