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Eighth Grade Reviews

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August 31, 2018
Funny and heartbreaking, and anchored by Fisher, whose performance ranks among the best by a teenager ever, the film makes surviving early adolescence seem heroic, both for the children and for those who love them.
August 29, 2018
Lives spent looking at devices and screens is a reality for most of us, for better or worse; Eighth Grade is notable because it consciously avoids serving up a familiar media brew of technophobia and misogyny.
August 28, 2018
And that honesty comes down to Fisher's performance. The brilliant sound design helps punctuate her spot-on comedic timing, but the drama is hers alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 27, 2018
It's equal parts heartbreaking and sweet, and it miraculously never hits a false note.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5
August 27, 2018
Beneath the veneer of a quippy teenage dramedy, Eighth Grade is a devastating study of anxiety, depicting with keen insight the crushing weight of the disease.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 27, 2018
The writing is superb. There's a balance of naive adolescence that's leveled with Burnham's unique brand of humor.
August 26, 2018
Eighth Grade beats back toxic masculinity with kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 25, 2018
A hilarious and often horrifying exploration of the trials of growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 24, 2018
Elsie Fisher deserves significant praise for her take on Kayla. The young actress puts forward an incredibly layered and realistic performance in a challenging role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2018
Eighth Grade brings it all back. Few films can be said to truly capture a generation, this one does.
August 24, 2018
A sweet, compassionate, and clear-eyed depiction of adolescence.
August 24, 2018
Eighth Grade sometimes ducks the hardest parts of its own story, but Burnham's grasp on the agonizing uncertainty of not knowing who you are or where you belong is undeniable - and so is the hope he leaves us with: Kayla will figure it out.
August 24, 2018
While Bo Burnham is the genius behind the screen, the movie is fearlessly led by Elsie Fisher.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 24, 2018
A very impressive directorial debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 20, 2018
While over-stylized at times, Eighth Grade manages to reveal constant social frustrations young people experience during this potentially unnerving time in life.
August 19, 2018
Penetrating, poignant, and often painful to watch, Eighth Grade is one of the smarter American coming-of-age films of late.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 17, 2018
Eighth Grade is personal, uncomfortable, and lovely, a slice-of-life look into current adolescence, our reliance on social media, and growing into oneself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 17, 2018
The best film of 2018 to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 17, 2018
Such is the miracle of this movie that I felt pangs of recognition all throughout it even though I am basically the dad's age and not the daughter's, and also not a parent.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 16, 2018
Brings back for me in a good way the unwanted memories I have of the eight grade, something I'm still trying to forget without resorting to therapy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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