Eighth Grade (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Eighth Grade (2018)



Critic Consensus: Eighth Grade takes a look at its titular time period that offers a rare and resounding ring of truth while heralding breakthroughs for writer-director Bo Burnham and captivating star Elsie Fisher.

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Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.


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I was just surprised over and over again at how deeply touching it is while seeming effortlessly so.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Writer-director Bo Burnham, in his feature debut, skillfully intertwines the timeless aspects of adolescent humiliation and the very particular ways in which today's tech has changed them.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Eighth Grade is so grounded in the reality of middle school it almost operates like a horrible collective flashback.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, "Eighth Grade" is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Every moment drips with aching - and, at times, heart-swelling - authenticity. The heart swelling is where the ugly cry kicks in.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

First-time director Bo Burnham's tender take on teen angst, starring an incandescent Elsie Fisher, is a flat-out triumph-a film that is both indelibly of the moment and achingly timeless.

July 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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