Jennifer 8 (1992)




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Movie Info

Stressed out LA detective John Berlin gets too near the edge following the destruction of his marriage and decides to leave the violence an un-ending hub-bub of the big city and take a job in the supposedly quiet northern tow of Eureka. Unfortunately, he isn't there long before he finds himself obsessed with pursuing a serial killer with a thing for blind young women. The case isn't new and Berlin's old-time buddy, Freddy Ross and his boys have spent the last six months investigating a string of … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bruce Robinson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 11, 2000
Paramount Home Video


as John Berlin

as Helena Robertson

as Margie

as Citrine

as Travis

as Venables

as Goodridge

as Bobby Rose

as Myopic Janitor

as Pathologist

as Expert

as Male Reporter

as Bobby Rose

as St. Anne's Assistant

as Lab Technician

as Airplane Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Jennifer 8

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | November 6, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | August 10, 2011
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Full Review… | July 4, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Jennifer 8


The trailer for this looked promising with a different angle on the serial killer genre, but I have to say, was bored through a lot of this film I think it was too heavily focussed on the relationship between the two main characters, rather than what could have been an amazing and scary plot

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


An intelligent, well-made thriller with oodles of atmosphere.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Jennifer 8 is a very uneven suspense drama, with elements of a strong serial killer thriller, but also a number of issues which undermine it. The cinematography is great, and succeeds in creating a very eerie unnerving feeling throughout the film. Some of the performances are pitch-perfect (John Malkovich), good (Andy Garcia), but also flat and unconvincing. This is largely due to a script that has some excellent dialogue exchanges, but also features a number of clunky lines and a confused sense of direction. The film is never as involving as it should be. Still, Jennifer 8 manages to keep things interesting enough with a compelling protagonist, and some really strong work (albeit belated) by John Malkovich.

3/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

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