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Super 8 Reviews

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January 26, 2018
The movie doesn't have all the elements necessary to make it a true classic, but there are some admirable things it accomplishes, especially when the enthusiastic kids are at the forefront.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2017
I really enjoyed Super 8. Kind of loved it, even.
November 21, 2016
Like Silly Putty, Super 8 is silly fun. It stretches, snaps, and bounces. It's as elastic as pubescent imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2013
An idealistic and powerful summer film with great characters and a wonderful script.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 28, 2013
While it may not achieve the level of pop culture canonization as the Spielberg films it invokes, Super 8 should inspire many to use their camera-phones for something more creative than a profile pic.
March 2, 2013
Great action sequences and a touching story make Super 8 a great summer blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 8, 2013
The movie of the summer, the movie of many summers, going back to the '70s...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 28, 2012
Super 8 is undoubtedly one of the more robust summer blockbusters of the year, with enough momentum to get it over the finish line before you start asking more questions of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2012
While it didn't turn out to be the great movie some thought it would be, "Super 8" still makes for an entertaining film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2012
JJ Abrams' "thank you" to Steven Spielberg. It's like he said, "Thank you for making those movies while I was growing up. Now, here's what you inspired me to make". And it's a terrific ride that I can't wait to experience again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 26, 2012
Verdadero homenaje al cine de Spielberg, Super 8 empieza siendo E.T. (o al menos una digna heredera) y termina como La guerra de los mundos, donde lo espectacular y la resolución fácil toman la delantera. Aún así, un buen entretenimiento.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2012
J.J. Abrams demonstrates a real love for cinema - primarily Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi pics - with this doting homage, which puts a frantic alien invasion plot secondary to an involving, emotionally resonant family narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 26, 2011
Super 8 works best when it isn't attempting to imitate '80s Spielberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 10, 2011
While it's often tense and exciting, it's also more than a little exaggerated and corny at the end. You take what you get.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 20, 2011
The potty-mouthed script deserves a parental warning and casts the only regretful shadow on an otherwise sterling popcorn adventure...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2011
Super 8 is accomplished commercial filmmaking.
September 22, 2011
JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg team up for this enjoyable alien thriller, which feels exactly how we nostalgically remember Spielberg's late-70s movies. But it's not nearly as earthy or thrilling as they actually were.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 16, 2011
For big kids, a chance to relive the classic films that forged their love of sci-fi. For the kids of today, it's a film they'll want to show their kids another 30 years down the line.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 8, 2011
Much richer, much deeper and much more moving than its 'monster movie' premise might suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
The most authentic Spielberg film Spielberg never directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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