Attack The Block


Ewokish chavs on bicycles save their corner of the world from something toothy and belligerent out of Ben10.  Like many movies about wayward youth it resolves with the protagonists’ reintegration into society, but in doing so discounts any special vision their waywardness carried. The film’s actual star is the street slang. It makes London sound like the 51st state of Jamaica but is on occasion Shakespearean in its richness of pun and metaphor.

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