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Attack the Block Details


A group of London teens find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion and fight to defend their tower block from some evil extraterrestrials in this stylish sci-fi romp from the producers of and . Beset by a gang of young thugs as she passes through a South London housing estate, Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is in the midst of being robbed when a ball of light falls out of the sky, and destroys a nearby car. Frightened, she flees from the scene just before an unearthly beast emerges from the wreckage and attacks Moses (John Boyega), the leader of the youthful gang. In retaliation, Moses and his crew slay the creature, and take it to a local drug den owned by ruthless gangster Hi-Hatz (Jumayn Hunter) for safe keeping. Later, as the police assist Sam in pursuing her assailants, strange lights start to rain down on the streets, heralding the arrival of a second, more ferocious, wave of creatures. With the city under siege, there's no place left to run. Quickly realizing she's going to have to fight if she wants to survive, Sam once again crosses paths with the street-tough teens, but instead of running away vows to battle alongside them to the bitter end. Meanwhile, Moses becomes the primary target of the aliens, and the group arms themselves with everything from baseball bats to high-powered fireworks in the fight to save the human race. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 29, 2011


Awarded by
New York Film Critics Online Joe Cornish Best Directorial Debut 2011 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joe Cornish Carl Foreman Award 2011 Nominee


Joe Cornish
James Wilson
Nira Park
Joe Cornish
Nick Angel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marcus Rowland
Production Designer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Matthew Justice
Executive Producer
Will Clarke
Executive Producer
Edgar Wright
Executive Producer
Rosa Dias
Costume Designer
Nina Gold
Michael Solinger
Post Production Supervisor
James Biddle
Line Producer
Mike Elizalde
Creature Effects
Mike Elizalde
Creature Design
Ged Wright
Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Herbert
Stunts Coordinator