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Super 8 Reviews

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August 12, 2011
Vale mais pelo sentimento de nostalgia que inspira do que pela qualidade de sua narrativa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 10, 2011
The young cast are all outstanding, ably supported by the adults in the background, and the nostalgia of the piece is genuinely intoxicating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2011
An original, entertaining, solidly built movie with no star faces and plenty of heart...
August 9, 2011
A Spielberg pastiche of uncanny precision and sublime pointlessness.
August 8, 2011
Monsters, aliens, trains and a small town that doesn't want to know the truth. What more could one ask for from a summer movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2011
A well-crafted homage to a master filmmaker who, ironically, was accused early in his career of infantilizing cinema but created some of the most memorable elegies to childhood and lost innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2011
Nothing in the latter part of Super 8 matches the first 40 minutes, but the suspense is well sustained and the performances are attractive.
August 7, 2011
Super 8 had to have heart of its own to work and it does. It provides its own thrills. That marks the difference between complimenting a set of films and copying them.
August 5, 2011
If Abrams can't sustain the magic, at least he's created some in the first place. And with its nostalgic period setting, stunning special effects and charming performances from the young leads, Super 8 is the best movie Spielberg never made.
August 5, 2011
The young characters are played by, among others, Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney. They interact well, albeit in that rose-tinted view of childhood so favoured by Spielberg, who is on production duties here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2011
Super 8 is a delightful nostalgia trip, recalling a bygone era when young protagonists embarked on amazing journeys and emerged from the melee with barely a scratch or bruise.
August 5, 2011
Super 8 is the most intensely Spielbergian film you'll ever see that Steven Spielberg didn't actually direct himself. And it's early Spielberg!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2011
What keeps us enthralled is its nostalgic sensibility, partly for the time but mostly for its old-school film-making values.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2011
The young cast are excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
Super 8 is not just the most entertaining family film of the summer, it's up there with the classics of its various genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 4, 2011
Super 8 is the sweetest film of 2011, an affectionate shout-out to amateurs everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2011
It is thrilling, fatuous, pyrotechnical, whimsical, barnstorming, batty, out there, out to lunch and finally, though it flails exuberantly to the last frame, out of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
Wears off like a warm childhood memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2011
The geekery has charm, but is a little self-conscious and just occasionally, this movie resembles an open-ended, rambling drama serial that gets a little, well, lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 4, 2011
Now we have more than a Spielberg movie in disguise. We also have the latest blockbuster from JJ Abrams all fired up, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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