Super 8 Reviews

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November 6, 2019
Abrams seems more concerned with emulating the Spielbergian way than mining the true emotion that can be felt.
June 8, 2019
Feels more like a faded memory than a movie.
May 8, 2019
This might not be the most original piece of work, but it's one of those films that show that sometimes familiar can be a good thing.
February 13, 2019
Super 8 is pretty much awash in charm.
January 28, 2019
The kids are the true stars here.
January 8, 2019
Yet Super 8, which was co-produced by Spielberg, is not so much an homage to a master, but a counterfeit copy of one of his originals.
November 15, 2018
The trouble is that the answer awaiting at the end of Super 8 simply isn't very satisfying. But don't let that put you off, because the journey to get to this disappointment is a rewarding one.
November 4, 2018
The film is covered in a thick syrup of nostalgia that often threatens to choke the life out of it.
October 30, 2018
It's impossible not to get caught up in Abrams' nostalgia for summer days at the Cineplex gone by.
October 30, 2018
Those stupid interminable close-ups of Dee Wallace-Stone's suburban-mom face, upturned and simpering-will I ever be able to scrub them from my memory?
May 23, 2018
No it's not a masterpiece - but it's a solid little movie, and I'd highly recommend it.
January 26, 2018
The movie doesn't have all the elements necessary to make it a true classic, but there are some admirable things it accomplishes, especially when the enthusiastic kids are at the forefront.
December 15, 2017
No film this year opens more promisingly and ends more dismally than J.J. Abrams' Super 8.
October 24, 2017
I really enjoyed Super 8. Kind of loved it, even.
November 21, 2016
Like Silly Putty, Super 8 is silly fun. It stretches, snaps, and bounces. It's as elastic as pubescent imagination.
June 30, 2013
An idealistic and powerful summer film with great characters and a wonderful script.
June 28, 2013
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.
June 23, 2013
It wants to be Spielberg, needs to be Spielberg, begs to be Spielberg. But this ain't Spielberg.
March 2, 2013
Great action sequences and a touching story make Super 8 a great summer blockbuster.
February 15, 2013
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.
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