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Super 8 Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An idealistic and powerful summer film with great characters and a wonderful script.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 4.5/5

June 30, 2013
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Will Leitch

It wants to be Spielberg, needs to be Spielberg, begs to be Spielberg. But this ain't Spielberg.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 23, 2013
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Great action sequences and a touching story make Super 8 a great summer blockbuster.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 8/10

March 2, 2013
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 15, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

The movie of the summer, the movie of many summers, going back to the '70s...

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 4/4

January 8, 2013
Ali Gray

Super 8 is undoubtedly one of the more robust summer blockbusters of the year, with enough momentum to get it over the finish line before you start asking more questions of it.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

September 28, 2012
Jeff Beck

While it didn't turn out to be the great movie some thought it would be, "Super 8" still makes for an entertaining film

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2012
Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

As much as we speak about E.T in glowing reflective terms, this generation in future will think back to the way that Super 8 touched them, scared them and made them laugh.

Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies | Original Score: 4/5

June 21, 2012
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

JJ Abrams' "thank you" to Steven Spielberg. It's like he said, "Thank you for making those movies while I was growing up. Now, here's what you inspired me to make". And it's a terrific ride that I can't wait to experience again.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 12, 2012
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Verdadero homenaje al cine de Spielberg, Super 8 empieza siendo E.T. (o al menos una digna heredera) y termina como La guerra de los mundos, donde lo espectacular y la resolución fácil toman la delantera. Aún así, un buen entretenimiento.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

March 26, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

J.J. Abrams demonstrates a real love for cinema - primarily Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi pics - with this doting homage, which puts a frantic alien invasion plot secondary to an involving, emotionally resonant family narrative.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 4/5

January 25, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

Super 8 works best when it isn't attempting to imitate '80s Spielberg.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 7/10

November 26, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

While it's often tense and exciting, it's also more than a little exaggerated and corny at the end. You take what you get.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

November 10, 2011
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The potty-mouthed script deserves a parental warning and casts the only regretful shadow on an otherwise sterling popcorn adventure...

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

October 20, 2011
Leah Rozen
The Wrap
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Super 8 is accomplished commercial filmmaking.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

October 7, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg team up for this enjoyable alien thriller, which feels exactly how we nostalgically remember Spielberg's late-70s movies. But it's not nearly as earthy or thrilling as they actually were.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 22, 2011
Richard Edwards
SFX Magazine

For big kids, a chance to relive the classic films that forged their love of sci-fi. For the kids of today, it's a film they'll want to show their kids another 30 years down the line.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

September 16, 2011
Neil Pond
American Profile

Much richer, much deeper and much more moving than its 'monster movie' premise might suggest.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 4/5

September 8, 2011

The most authentic Spielberg film Spielberg never directed.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

August 15, 2011
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