Eighth Grade - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Eighth Grade Reviews

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September 23, 2018
Perhaps our premium on awkward indie realism is just a tad high?
July 2, 2018
[Burnham] smothers the story in sentiment, stereotypes, and good intentions.
July 17, 2018
It's indie-movie self-pity, served-up with obvious, preening social criticism.
November 1, 2018
A bighearted DM of awkwardness and warmth.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 4, 2018
Beautiful, terrifyingly real, and packed with more tension than most thrillers. I just wanted Kayla Day, and every teenage girl she represents, to be okay.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 7, 2018
It's not only an extremely authentic film, but the directorial chops of Bo Burnham are quite impressive for his debut.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 25, 2018
Burnham has managed to make a film that is both specific and universal, a movie that has stuck with me for the two months since I have seen it and will continue to stick with me.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 25, 2018
Eighth Grade is hilarious and heartfelt and I absolutely adored Elsie Fisher.
October 10, 2018
"Eighth Grade" is not only a showcase for Burnham, it's also a breakthrough for lead actress Elsie Fisher. Together, they've crafted something that will stand the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 11, 2018
In the avalanche of coming-of-age movies past and present, Eighth Grade jumps into the top echelons with a confident leap.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 31, 2018
A visceral, gripping tale, Eighth Grade captures an innate authenticity and sense of place within modern culture for teens and pre-teens both cinematically and emotionally.
October 10, 2018
Eighth Grade is one of the most sincere and authentic films of the year. You will laugh, and likely cry depending on the moment in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2018
Eighth Grade, you'll be happy to know, is also very funny. No surprise, as 27 year old Burnham has been writing for quite some time and it's clear the director has pose and a promising career as a filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 17, 2018
Fisher is the film's anchor ... This is an Oscar-worthy performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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 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 27, 2018
The writing is superb. There's a balance of naive adolescence that's leveled with Burnham's unique brand of humor.
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 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 25, 2018
A hilarious and often horrifying exploration of the trials of growing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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