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Attack the Block
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on July 27, 2016
"Attack the Block" is an outstanding movie.

It's low budget British sci-fi comedy and it is basically state-of-the-art low budget sci-fi. Instead of going cheap atrocious cgi like you'd expect to see scouring the depths of Netflix they were actually smart enough to plan ahead so that they could write in a reason to make badass practical monsters supplemented by simple cgi. The dialogue was hard for me to follow at times, British urban slang just isn't a language I understand, but the important stuff made it through. John Boyega (yeah the dude from Star Wars) doesn't even speak much despite being the main character, which also ads to the coolness of the movie. It's also got Nick Frost, basically a staple of British sci-fi stoner comedy at this point.

Side note, it is crazy how similar Luke and Harry Treadaway look, at first I was stoked to see Dr. Frankenstein, then I was just awestruck that he seems to have a twin.

If you've seen this and liked it, you need to find Misfits, it used to be on Hulu for free, I'm not sure if it is anymore though.
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on December 25, 2015
Found this gem of a movie searching for John Boyega (Finn in Star Wars, and Moses in this movie) and was delighted to find wonderful and nuanced acting by many young actors. And the movie itself was awesome. I am a Simon Pegg fan so didn't expect any less from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Gritty, brutal, humorous, compassionate, a real joy.
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I loved this movie in every respect. The characters, the dialogue, the outrageous story twists, the effective but low budget effects. All were awesome and mainly it all felt truly FUN to watch!. I saw it first about 4 years ago, before John Boyega was cast as Finn in The Force Awakens, and I immediately thought he was an actor that was going to go places (hopefully). Obviously I wasn't the only one, and it's great that he got attached to the Star Wars franchise.
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on January 17, 2017
If you like excellent SciFi, fascinating character building, British horror comedy (a la Shaun of the Dead), and young actors with so much talent you want to scream (including, as you can see, Mr. John Boyega's earliest role and the one who earned him JJ Abram's attention), then you're really missing out by not watching this film this very instant.
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on September 12, 2016
This movie is really well done. A surprisingly good movie since I had never heard of it. It takes place in London and the accents are quite thick at times, which is the only drawback. But totally worth the watch!
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on July 23, 2017
makes you realize that a handful of very simple elements go into directing and filming and acting a very good movie. This movie has them all. There is no "back story," no "love interest," no "conflicted characters." Just a gripping story from beginning to end.
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on February 4, 2017
Definitely a young person's movie, but I really enjoyed it. Very entertaining! Creepy monster!
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on May 8, 2017
It had a good story line and I like the acting..I like John Boyega he is a really good actor.
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on May 8, 2017
This film feels like what real defense of the 'hood would be like. Aliens and humans miscommunicating and those who can defend do defend with attitude.
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on September 17, 2016
Smart sci fi film for urban youth. I like the story and the special effects are pretty good too.
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