Eighth Grade Reviews

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March 19, 2020
This is a kind, loving film that will warm your heart to no end.
March 17, 2020
Not since Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) has a comedy captured so vividly the agony and the ecstasy-well, OK, it's all agony-of being a... teenage girl. [Full review in Spanish]
February 13, 2020
Like a lot of teenagers, EIGHTH GRADE is funny, awkward, and ambitious - it is a film that represents an accomplished graduation for both Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher.
October 17, 2019
Such honesty in presenting a teenage girl makes writer/director Bo Burnham's movie a superior coming-of-age story.
September 11, 2019
Eighth Grade reminds us that teenage girls and Kayla's story are valid, and we should all listen a little more closely.
August 20, 2019
The film shows the disturbing disconnect between online confidence and in-person self-consciousness.
August 13, 2019
It's hard to be middle school age where you are betwixt and between. [Bo Burnham] Burnham successfully displays the challenge it presents for kids and for parents. And he does it with a lot of humor and empathy.
July 17, 2019
Burnham's biggest gift here as a storyteller is his compassion and refusal to pretend the differences between today's kids and the rest of us is anything other than trivial.
July 12, 2019
Though the cast is young; being made up of mostly teenagers; they are well versed and trained and Burnham elicits terrific performances from then all.
July 9, 2019
It lures the audience in with the promise of nostalgia and present-day security, then challenges it to take a long look at itself in the mirror.
July 7, 2019
"Be yourself and don't care about whatever people think of you," 13-year-old Kayla sweetly advises on her YouTube channel. But Kayla is a little girl lost.
June 18, 2019
Eighth Grade may legitimately be the last movie in this genre to ever stun me and move me like it did.
June 17, 2019
The movie is rich with details that ring true, like a kid's quiet reverie as he sniffs a Magic Marker, or Kayla's crush turning his eyelids inside out in a swimming pool.
June 14, 2019
Kid, you're gonna go far.
June 7, 2019
is happy to forgo plot in favour strong character work and a high level of emotional articulacy
June 3, 2019
Burnham so perfectly nails the agonizing beauty of growing up that the film is often difficult to watch, but it's never less than a rewarding experience.
May 29, 2019
Burnham has delivered a directorial debut that immediately announces him as a filmmaking force to be reckoned with.
May 29, 2019
Writer/director Bo Burnham's feature film debut Eighth Grade may be as contemporary as a Snapchat-filtered selfie, but it's also a deeply thoughtful observation on the universal truths of the agony, ecstasy and everything in between of growing up.
May 22, 2019
Terrific editing, a relatable character, and relevant adolescent themes.
May 6, 2019
Now and again there comes a film that you relate to so readily that watching it is a deeply moving, wholesome experience.
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