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Aro Favourite Attack the Block

 

UK 2011, 88 minutes
Dir. Joe Cornish
Rating: [R16] Contains violence, offensive language and drug use
Genres: Science Fiction, Comedy / Invaders, Youth

 

“It's a doozy, offering tight and imaginative camerawork, electric thrills, and a sharp, twisty script that plays like a social satire.”~New Yorker

Aroview: A gang of teenage delinquents rally to defend their tower block from alien invaders in this quick-witted urban sci-fi comedy that recycles several genres into something deceptively smart and original.

Apart from the requisite thrills and spills, this pays admirable attention to the authentic vibe of the "street" with its core cast of non-professionals, and carries a gratifying subtext about social prejudices and the plight of the underclass. A striking writer-directing debut for Joe Cornish, who was formerly known best as half of the comedy duo, "Adam and Joe", his chops here are reminiscent of Guy Ritchie's splash with LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS. From the producers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, this is tar from the same rich barrel.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1
 

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