8 Mile Reviews
June 28, 2009
A generic but enjoyable underdog story that features excellent rap battles. Rent it.
October 9, 2014
Simple, basic, however minimalistic its ambitions were - it succeeded in being entertaining and (as a fan of hip-hop from the other side of the world) informative.
October 7, 2014
Not too bad, very corny for a drama. The main reason to watch is the rap battles.
July 1, 2006
Not really a fan of eminem
August 3, 2007
I never thought I'd write this but Eminem carries the movie and it is purely thanks to him that you stick with the film to the very end.
September 10, 2014
I didn't expect much with this film, but was overwhelmingly surprised. Though some of the characters and subplots seem insignificant at the time, they all tie into the lyrics of the songs throughout the film, not just Eminem's solos. This film won the Oscar for best original track, and even though it appears only in the last few seconds, it weaves together both the plot we have seen and the artist's internal struggle with its narrative.
September 7, 2014
Watchable, although Eminem should stick to rapping.
October 2, 2007
Oh, the unbearable hardships that come with being born white.
August 26, 2014
What Curtis Hanson saw in this project baffles me? It's a predictable formula with disengaging characters. The real stars of the film are the some of the best tracks ever released by Eminem.
September 20, 2007
best freestyles to date Eminem played this role great
watch out for Have Gun Will Travel!!!
March 13, 2008
he's full of himself.
August 17, 2014
Stellar writing makes 8 Mile work by not overworking Eminem's below average acting skills and playing on the skills of the rest of the talented cast (including Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon, and Mekhi Phifer). Moving at a quick enough pace to keep the familiar story from boring its audience, 8 Mile works as a gritty rags-to-riches story straight from the heart of its lead, Eminem. Does have its negatives (familiar story, Eminem's acting), but 8 MIle is a good watch throughout and features an Academy Award winning song by Eminem.
August 5, 2014
I like this movie more then Mather's music
August 5, 2014
Despite explicit language and violence, 8 Mile is an inspirational hip-hop flick thanks to Eminem's gonzo performance and killer rhymes.
February 7, 2010
(First and only viewing - 3/8/2011)
August 1, 2014
The question of how Eminem became the outspoken matriarch of early 2000s hate culture wasn't addressed, however once this notion is forgotten, it's a classic on the nose underdog tale, which is what we wanted from our "hero".
April 22, 2010
Formulaic story, but made very entertaining and inspiring due to the fantastic rap battles and the casts' performances; Eminem's in particular.
July 28, 2014
Best movie ever1!1!1!
July 23, 2014
Eminem puts in a watchable performance and the film manages to capture a good atmosphere in some of the sequences, but overall the story is just a bit too formulaic, often a bit boring and even calculatingly commercial with an unhealthy tone.
January 13, 2012
Eminem's acting was better than I had expected. Bassinger's was atrocious. The story was interesting if not clichéd. Ticked.