Eighth Grade Reviews

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April 28, 2019
Eighth Grade is a masterpiece.
April 26, 2019
It's just sweet, sad and beautifully observed.
April 24, 2019
Elsie Fisher is absolutely outstanding in the role of Kayla Day, like an undiscovered Fanning sister: her smart, observant performance gives the audience instant access to her vulnerabilities, hurt feelings and quiet determination.
March 21, 2019
One of the things I think works really well is that they show not only her perspective but her single fathers perspective.
December 21, 2018
Burnham puts you through the wringer and ensures your empathetic excruciation in scene after scene.
August 1, 2018
In addition to its queasy verisimilitude, "Eighth Grade" offers acute observations on how social media and the language of self-care have warped teen life.
July 29, 2018
Despite having the best of intentions, Hollywood would have told this story differently. Burnham keeps it real.
July 27, 2018
"Eighth Grade" aces the test.
July 27, 2018
Fisher's performance is nothing short of cringeworthy (high praise in this case). Still, the real delight is Hamilton's equally ungainly dad, who grows up faster than any of the kids in the picture.
July 27, 2018
It's rare to see a movie about middle school years that looks and sounds as right as Eighth Grade, a modest charmer... Burnham avoids most of the Mean Girls-style tropes in favor of a more gently humorous and nuanced approach.
July 26, 2018
An achingly honest film about some of the ghastliest years of adolescence. Funny, tender and endearing.
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.
July 20, 2018
As much as Burnham can be applauded, it's impossible not to clap even harder for the pitch-perfect acting of newcomer Elsie Fisher, a marvel in the lead role of an apparently unremarkable 13-year-old.
July 19, 2018
Eighth Grade is a revelation of both a remarkably natural young performer and a clever, sensitive young filmmaker.
July 19, 2018
Burnham is clearly conflicted about the emotional effects of the constant comparisons, competitions and invidious voyeurism young people are subjecting themselves to nearly all day long. And he gets the subjective experience right.
July 19, 2018
I loved the look and simple but effective style of this film.
July 19, 2018
What most stunned me about 'Eighth Grade' was how well directed it is. It's rare that teen movies have the kind of visual acuity and verve that Burnham achieves here.
July 19, 2018
"Eighth Grade" turns out to be an appealingly generous portrait of adolescent awkwardness, also of parental awkwardness, though Josh Hamilton's fumbling dad is a keeper.
July 19, 2018
Everybody who has been through eighth grade needs to see Eighth Grade.
July 19, 2018
Burnham's filmmaking is unfussy yet thought through, so Fisher's seemingly artless performance is actually a pretty brilliant piece of acting.
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