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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Super 8 is accomplished commercial filmmaking."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"A love letter to a cinematic era, before 'blockbuster' became a synonym for 'franchise' or 'tent pole.'"
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"An idealistic and powerful summer film with great characters and a wonderful script."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Great action sequences and a touching story make Super 8 a great summer blockbuster."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"Super 8 is undoubtedly one of the more robust summer blockbusters of the year, with enough momentum to get it over the finish line before you start asking more questions of it."
‑ Ali Gray,
"A diverting but rather pointless affair, undermined by its obsessive and clinical commitment to recreating past glories."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Remember the good old days? This is the movie you went to see on a Saturday afternoon in the good old days."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Violet Lucca, Film Comment Magazine
"This Spielbergian misstep by J. J. Abrams attempts to be the emotional coming-of-age equivalent of Stand by Me but instead winds up as a cacophonous mishmash of Goonies and War of the Worlds."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"While it didn't turn out to be the great movie some thought it would be, "Super 8" still makes for an entertaining film"
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Spielberg and Abrams are the unwitting targets of their own irony."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"It wants to be Spielberg, needs to be Spielberg, begs to be Spielberg. But this ain't Spielberg."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The movie of the summer, the movie of many summers, going back to the '70s..."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"As much as we speak about E.T in glowing reflective terms, this generation in future will think back to the way that Super 8 touched them, scared them and made them laugh."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
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