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★★★★

As a big Adam and Joe fan, I was looking forward to seeing Cornball’s directorial debut Attack the Block more out of curiosity than because the film immediately appealed to me. I was rewarded, however, with an unexpectedly enjoyable ninety minutes of fun. Cornish’s interview with Mark Kermode last weekend had been a tetchy affair, with Cornish taking exception to Kermode’s lumping of ATB into the Shaun of the Dead movie genre without reviewing it on its own merits. I would have to agree – this is not Shaun of the Dead, but it doesn’t try to be. It is not hilarious, but it is funny. It could certainly have been scarier, but the dynamo of the film is action, driven by the inexperienced but extremely watchable cast.

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