The extraterrestrial invasion in this tightly paced British sci-fi comedy isn’t a national emergency, it’s a local one. A young nurse on her way home is menaced by a group of teenagers — slinging a machine-gun argot of luvs and bruvs — but they all soon discover something far more dangerous roaming the streets of South London. There could be a few more scares and laughs, but it’s a blast to be drawn into this urban ecosystem that is, to us Yanks, itself a bit alien. B+
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Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy; Starring: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker; Director: Joe Cornish; Release Date Limited: 07/29/2011; Runtime (in minutes): 88; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.
Posted July 28 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT
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