Eighth Grade - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Eighth Grade Reviews

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August 2, 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.
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
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
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 sweet, compassionate, and clear-eyed depiction of adolescence.
August 26, 2018
Eighth Grade beats back toxic masculinity with kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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 10, 2018
It isn't a question as to whether or not "Eighth Grade" will appear on year-end "Best of" lists, it's just a question of where on that list will it fall.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 24, 2018
Eighth Grade is a harrowing portrait of anxiety and acceptance in a post-social-media landscape, showing how all of us cope with an ever-changing, constantly refreshing world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 17, 2018
A refreshingly thoughtful exploration of adolescent online and offline identity, and how the two intersect, or don't.
July 12, 2018
Throughout, we're invited to chuckle at the ironies of Kayla's hobbies and activities, but underlying such scenes is a strain of eeriness, as if the film were offering up a post-human spin on Pretty in Pink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 22, 2018
Its strength is reminding of an experience that we forgot, but one to which we can all relate, even if you weren't a kid like Kayla.
March 22, 2018
Eighth Grade is a brilliantly raw, honest portrayal about the middle school experience.
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