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8MM Reviews

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September 17, 2008
Poorly developed, 8mm is anything but a pretty picture.
September 17, 2008
I can't say I warmed to the results, but I was solidly held for the film's two hours.
July 22, 2008
A movie that keeps jumping the gate and finally unravels all over the floor.
July 23, 2007
Sets a new record for gross stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 24, 2006
Director Joel Schumacher aims for a psychological depth that the script can't sustain.
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January 26, 2006
There's no faulting Cage's committed, intense performance, but his slide from professional, internalised concern into personal, self-righteous rage still leaves a nasty aftertaste.
December 6, 2005
Walker at least has a solid premise here. Too bad the script didn't find its way to another David Fincher who could understand it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2005
Want to know what happens when an A-list director and A-list movie star attach themselves to a direct-to-cable screenplay? This.
April 9, 2005
It's pretty sad that a big star/big budget film about a gritty piece of life that should powerfully effect the viewer at the gut level fails so miserably.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 7, 2004
An exploitation movie about an exploitation movie.
June 14, 2004
Unpleasant.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
May 20, 2003
The repartee between Cage and Phoenix is the high point in the film, which otherwise made me want to go take a long hot shower.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2003
It is good work by Schumacher, but hard to watch nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2002
8mm is neither the sick exploitation film nor the risible misfire the critics had prepared us for -- it is a movie of serious intent.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
October 15, 2002
I could not get past the pathology lurking just below the skin of this story -- its false morality, its prurient absorption in sexual violence, its sadistic glee over the hero's degradation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 10, 2002
It has some worthy moments, but it could have been so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2002
I'd like to think the project would have fared better in more eclectic hands, say Gus Van Sant, or perhaps Roman Polanski, but what's done is done and what's done is maybe not what it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 21, 2002
Cage's flat, deadpan acting style makes it hard to pick up on his character's moral demise, much less care about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2002
Quite possibly the most revolting studio picture since the execrable 1980 Al Pacino flick Cruising
Full Review | Original Score: F
June 5, 2002
In the end, the surprise plot twists make perfect sense, and it becomes clear that the mystery that's supposed to be driving the suspense was obvious from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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