Liam Daniel
Keith Staskiewicz
July 28, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Attack the Block

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
88 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/29/11
performer
John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker
director
Joe Cornish
distributor
Screen Gems Inc.
genre
ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a B+

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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