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Eighth Grade Reviews

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February 17, 2019
Bo knows movies. Wonderful performances, a keen sense of humor, and most importantly a deep authenticity make Burnham's directorial debut a powerful look at modern adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 31, 2019
It definitely rang true to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 24, 2019
We're all still growing up, and "Eighth Grade" resonates powerfully with memories and experiences deeply buried, recent and raw, or witnessed in our own adolescent offspring. It is a painful but worthwhile experience.
January 21, 2019
A film that stands out for the freshness of its script, although in the end it struggles to be profound. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 17, 2019
Buoyed by a breakout performance by Elsie Fisher, who exhibits all the uncertainty, angst and trepidation of the awkward teen, Eighth Grade is an endearing and insightful glimpse into the dark recesses of a young mind on the brink of adulthood.
January 17, 2019
Eighth Grade is an incredibly effective, brilliantly empathetic, uncompromisingly honest and downright scary coming-of-age film that is a fantastic showcase for the untapped cinematic talents of writer/director Bo Burnham and actress Elsie Fisher.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2019
Eighth Grade is one of the most thoughtful and nuanced films made about the teenage experience, an authentic story of angst, anxiety and confusion - in other words, what it's like to be 13 years old.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
For all Burnham's skill in making the artfully-composed film, it's Fisher who really carries all the humour and heart, delivering a stunning performance that serves as a painfully relatable avatar for everybody watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 11, 2019
Eighth Grade is absolutely an insightful study of the current generation of teenagers, touching on ideas of insecurity, hormones, fitting in, and everything in between.
January 7, 2019
And here you thought Avengers: Infinity War was the ultimate word on edge-of-your-seat entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2019
Eighth Grade helps fill a void of complex young women in film, but its complete disinterest in characters of color feels limiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.58/5
January 4, 2019
Eighth Grade is filled with insights, both humorous and painful. All the acting is fine, but Elsie Fisher is a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2018
Her journey [is] handled with an honesty and unforced delicacy that imbues the film with pungent authenticity, right down to Kayla's facial blotches, imperfect teeth and her secret joy over a blossoming friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 27, 2018
A fantastic and honest 'coming of age' film that does everything but simplify the stage we like to remember, but keep getting embarrassed about. [Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 21, 2018
Writer / Director Bo Burnham's intimate ode to early teenage angst feels like a documentary rather than a fictional narrative, making it just as awkward and relatable as its lead character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2018
Burnham puts you through the wringer and ensures your empathetic excruciation in scene after scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2018
There's no schmaltz, no faux tragedy, no bullshit in Burnham's movie. It's got integrity, compassion and respect for its subjects and audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 20, 2018
Because he originally hails from the world of comedy, Burnham is perfectly in tune with the painful absurdities of adolescence, when simply walking out into a pool can feel like a walk of shame.
December 19, 2018
an ode to coming of age in a world where social media is part of our every day lives. But for adults watching the film, it's also a story about anxiety and its overwhelming effects.
December 19, 2018
[Elsie Fisher] is, without a doubt, one of the great revelations of 2018. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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