Attack the Block

Lists: Horror

Brief Synopsis: "A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction action film written and directed by Joe Cornish. The film stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard. Set on a council estate in South London on Bonfire night, the film follows a street gang which have to defend themselves from hostile alien invaders. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2011. Attack the Block is the directorial debut of Cornish."

Overall Ranking: 805 (Rank from 2011: # 34)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 53.85%
Regular 30.77%
Half-Popped 15.38%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews97(full review)
FTS Nick R90(full review)
Kevin McCarthy90(full review)
Coogs Film Blog88(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 7
Skooch85 - It is not a revolutionary take on the genre, but it is skillfully made, entertaining and also has Nick Frost and the gorgeous Jodie Whittaker in it.
(full review)
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 7
Rewatch: 7
Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews85(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium80(full review)
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights80 - Filled with energy and inventiveness, this début is too rough around the edges to be perfect. Still a strong film, showcasing a director that has better work ahead of him.
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Drezzy75 - Excellent fun and a nice, inventive way of doing an alien invasion movie.
Darren of Movie Reviews 10162
David Baruffi43(full review)

People Involved

  • Nick Frost (Ron)
  • Jodie Whittaker (Sam)
  • Luke Treadaway (Brewis)
  • Joey Ansah (Policeman 1)
  • John Boyega (Moses)
  • Flaminia Cinque (Italian Woman)
  • Chris Wilson (Arresting Police Officer)
  • Terry Notary (The Creature)
  • Paige Meade (Dimples)
  • Adam Leese (Policeman 2)
  • Danielle Vitalis (Tia)
  • Joe Cornish (Director)