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: June 10, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2011
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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

Super 8 is accomplished commercial filmmaking.

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Leonard Maltin

If you're wondering what's missing from so many big-budget, effects-driven Hollywood movies, the answer lies in J.J. Abrams' Super 8: heart and passion. What's happening onscreen really matters to...

Fernando F. Croce

No film this year opens more promisingly and ends more dismally than J.J. Abrams' Super 8.

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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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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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Sarah Marrs

I really enjoyed Super 8. Kind of loved it, even.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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

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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Tony Macklin

Like Silly Putty, Super 8 is silly fun. It stretches, snaps, and bounces. It's as elastic as pubescent imagination.

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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
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
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This intriguing adventure is a nostalgic return to the late '70s and early '80s of Spielberg's movies. But even if it offers exhilarating visual… 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
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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