Attack the Block 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… Attack the Block 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… 2011-07-29 R PT88M Action/Adventure Comedy John Boyega Jodie Whittaker Screen Gems Inc.
Movie Review

Attack the Block (2011)

MPAA Rating: R
Nick Frost | LOOKING OUT Nick Frost as Ron in Attack the Block
Image credit: Liam Daniel
LOOKING OUT Nick Frost as Ron in Attack the Block
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jul 29, 2011; Rated: R; Length: 88 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: John Boyega and Jodie Whittaker; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.

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+

Originally posted Jul 27, 2011 Published in issue #1166 Aug 05, 2011 Order article reprints