8MM Reviews

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June 13, 2002
Quite possibly the most revolting studio picture since the execrable 1980 Al Pacino flick Cruising
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.
February 27, 2001
The third reel is vicious sensationalism pure and simple, designed to please the crowd who may feel that that the makers of the snuff film need to suffer a horrible death.
February 14, 2001
Given that Schumacher and his cohorts have reasons of their own for wanting to make this film, they may be the only people who end up liking it.
January 1, 2000
Distasteful. Not persuasive.
January 1, 2000
The major reason this film ultimately fails is miscasting.
January 1, 2000
This is one for which we needn't pray for a sequel.
January 1, 2000
Sometimes sluggish pacing and inordinately long (considering the material) running time.
January 1, 2000
In the uncertain zone between dumb and truly twisted.
January 1, 2000
Preposterous, pretentious.
January 1, 2000
Walker and Schumacher have made a rather ordinary picture with an ironically self-righteous mean streak.
January 1, 2000
Joel Schumacher's "8 MM" jumps into the underworld of pornography as quickly as a scared rabbit scurries under a fence.
January 1, 2000
The premise is interesting, although disturbing, but the film strikes out on three pitches.
January 1, 2000
As the ending credits roll, your reaction is likely to be, 'Why did they mess up such a promising movie?'
January 1, 2000
I guess that if you're the type of person that enjoys lazy-paced films, with a tinge of character development, then you might enjoy this one, despite its impotent conclusion.
January 1, 2000
"8MM" doesn't condemn or condone its subject matter, it just exploits it.
January 1, 2000
My advice is get drunk, cook dinner, watch infomercials or do your taxes -- anything to keep those two hours for yourself.
January 1, 2000
Just when we thought Mel Gibson had plumbed the lowest depths of big-studio nastiness in Payback, along comes Nicolas Cage to do him one better.
January 1, 2000
The idea of snuff films is presented as so obnoxious that it disgusts even the slimiest porn peddlers.
January 1, 2000
A pointless, violent, torture-or-be-tortured flick!
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