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8 Mile Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 29, 2009
Ends on a high note, but it doesn't negate the tedium of the number of false and mostly flat ones that precede it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Eminem is quietly effective without ever displaying much emotion. It's a commendable film debut and he never falls into the vanity trap that many artists find when transferring their talents from the music stage to the screen.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
At its best, 8 Mile illuminates the culture out of which rap springs, at once an art form, provocation and survival mechanism.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
The film is really no more than a two-hour prelude to a climax in which our hero ... rhythmically tells people off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
It is more just a pleasure to watch Eminem perform. He is fiercely talented and has a natural charisma; the camera loves him. But, like most of the story, we knew that before we saw the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
When the climactic rap battle takes place, it's one of the most mesmerizing scenes from all of 2002.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A hesitant presence whose vulnerability pulls you in, Eminem emerges as a mainstream movie star and effectively lays to rest the spooks of Slim Shady: impressionable parents will love this eminently responsible film.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
December 6, 2004
The movie doesn't feel authentic and I think it's because of all the white folks involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
Like his wizardly lyrics, Eminem's performance and his film have unexpected depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
February 10, 2004
Eminem does a credible roughed-up urban ghetto impression of James Dean
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Hanson's enthusiastic participation in the project is bewildering given how pedestrian the story is: poor, white kid keeps getting beaten down before a final showdown...
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
The whole film . . . coasts from colourless family melodramas to wacky-kid-hijinks. . . . 8 Mile is an uninteresting shell of a movie.
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Regardless of the hype, 8 Mile is a classic underdog tale with real bark.
Shawn Bowers
Kansas City Star
August 30, 2003
This Eminem melts in your hand and not in your mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Com sua estupenda atuação neste filme, Eminem poderia facilmente buscar uma carreira no cinema.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Take away the napalm spread of profanity, impromptu scenes of steamy sex and the myriad joints that get smoked, and 8 Mile is basically a Disney sports movie with rap as the athletics of choice.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
June 1, 2003
Following L.A. Confidential and Wonder Boys, this makes a remarkable hat-trick for Hanson and is a personal triumph for Eminem.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
May 13, 2003
8 Mile is an entertaining film that will please all.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
April 24, 2003
I've been curious about "the Eminem movie" for months. And while I have gotten the chance to see 8 Mile, little of my pondering has been quenched; Eminem remains an enigma.
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 2, 2003
Better than average rags-to-riches story, but expect to get pinched for a special edition DVD later.
Full Review| Original Score: B
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