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Attack the Block
Aliens wage war on a tower block after one of their number is bludgeoned by a street gang in this witty, action-packed feature debut by Joe Cornish.
Crime 2011 88 mins
Director: Joe Cornish
A tower block is terrorised by aliens and Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is forced to depend on the five teenagers who have just mugged her. Funny, heart-stoppingly thrilling and with a dash of social commentary, Attack the Block pushes the British urban film out of its po-faced rut into the type of genre-blending made famous by executive producer Edgar Wright (The Worlds End). With Nick Frost.
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Featuring Jodie Whittaker
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