FILM + VIDEO
Attack The Block
September 9 - September 15, 2011
Dir. Joe Cornish, UK, 2011, 87min, R, 35mm
From the producers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD comes ATTACK THE BLOCK, a fast funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It's inner city versus outer space.
"Irreverently funny without ever being spoofy...The one-liners are hilarious, and Cornish has a deft touch at weaving social commentary on urban gentrification into the narrative."
- Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"It's a doozy, offering tight and imaginative camerawork, electric thrills, and a sharp, twisty script that plays like a social satire."
- Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Pulsing with a rowdy energy, the film works as both a sci-fi horror flick and a teen adventure film."
- Mark Olsen, LA Times