Super 8
Super 8 (2011)

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 22, 2011
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82%
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75%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may evoke memories of classic summer blockbusters a little too eagerly for some, but Super 8 has thrills, visual dazzle, and emotional depth to spare.

Leah Rozen
TheWrap

Super 8 is accomplished commercial filmmaking.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

A love letter to a cinematic era, before 'blockbuster' became a synonym for 'franchise' or 'tent pole.'

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An idealistic and powerful summer film with great characters and a wonderful script.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

A diverting but rather pointless affair, undermined by its obsessive and clinical commitment to recreating past glories.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Remember the good old days? This is the movie you went to see on a Saturday afternoon in the good old days.

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

While it may not achieve the level of pop culture canonization as the Spielberg films it invokes, Super 8 should inspire many to use their camera-phones for something more creative than a profile pic.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Spielberg and Abrams are the unwitting targets of their own irony.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There's much to like in this story of a group of young movie-makers who stumble upon an event right out of, well, the movies.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

It wants to be Spielberg, needs to be Spielberg, begs to be Spielberg. But this ain't Spielberg.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Amazing fun right out of the 70's. An excellent cast with top quality young and old creating one of the best movies ive seen in a long time. Like most… More
Jim Hunter
A group of kid filmmakers witness a train crash that leads to a battle with an extraterrestrial. There is a fine line between plagiarism and homage, but I guess… More
Christian C
J.J. Abrams' most boring project. There's hardly even any aliens/monsters on screen to justify it as an Abrams-Spielberg film. A profound let-down… More
xGary Xx
A group of high school geeks with an obsession with zombie movies witness a train wreck that contains a secret the military are desperate to cover up. Super 8… More
Christopher Heim
A decent throwback to 50's-style monster flicks with the nostalgic look and feel of a classic Spielberg flick such as E.T. Aside from its very good visual… More
Dean McKenna
This is the kind of cinematic telepathy, touching hearts and minds, that gave us Steven Spielberg's E.T., Jaws, and Close Encounters of Third Kind.… More

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