Eighth Grade Reviews

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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]
April 28, 2019
Eighth Grade is a masterpiece.
April 28, 2019
The real genius of Eighth Grade is its universality - an honesty and compassion that cut across generational boundaries.
April 26, 2019
There are moments of great darkness...Bo Burnham does a brilliant job of judging just how far to push any particular scene. And there is kindness, and joy, and the lurking underbelly of friendship.
April 26, 2019
It's just sweet, sad and beautifully observed.
April 26, 2019
This is a film that gets under the skin of Generation X with humour and heartfelt emotion that makes it a genuinely great coming-of-age movie that hooks you by the heart.
April 26, 2019
A character study of singular sensitivity. Burnham and Fisher hit upon too many defining aspects of the young-teen experience to list
April 26, 2019
[Director Bo] Burnham may have crafted a simple story about the most ordinary of teenage girls, but it speaks with the emotions of a true cinematic epic.
April 25, 2019
While Kayla Day is very much a teenager of her precise time and place, her gruelling anxiety - and Fisher's wonderful yearning in the role - make her universally relatable anyway.
April 24, 2019
Eighth Grade is also deeply sweet in unexpected places and howlingly funny, attuned to the timeless indignities of any adolescence.
April 24, 2019
Effortlessly brilliant, [Elsie Fisher] possesses the plucky, conflicted vulnerability of a young Amy Adams.
April 24, 2019
A beautifully observed exploration of adolescence in all its excruciating awkwardness and devastating uncertainties.
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.
April 23, 2019
Eighth Grade doesn't capture the world ending, but never discredits the moments when Kayla feels like it could.
April 17, 2019
The movie catches every marginal cringing embarrassment and each infinitesimal joy. Very little happens in it, and yet everything does.
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.
January 17, 2019
Eighth Grade is one of the most thoughtful and nuanced films made about the teenage experience, an authentic story of angst, anxiety and confusion - in other words, what it's like to be 13 years old.
January 4, 2019
Eighth Grade is filled with insights, both humorous and painful. All the acting is fine, but Elsie Fisher is a revelation.
December 21, 2018
Burnham puts you through the wringer and ensures your empathetic excruciation in scene after scene.
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.
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