Super 8 Reviews

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November 6, 2019
Abrams seems more concerned with emulating the Spielbergian way than mining the true emotion that can be felt.
June 8, 2019
Feels more like a faded memory than a movie.
January 8, 2019
Yet Super 8, which was co-produced by Spielberg, is not so much an homage to a master, but a counterfeit copy of one of his originals.
November 4, 2018
The film is covered in a thick syrup of nostalgia that often threatens to choke the life out of it.
October 30, 2018
Those stupid interminable close-ups of Dee Wallace-Stone's suburban-mom face, upturned and simpering-will I ever be able to scrub them from my memory?
December 15, 2017
No film this year opens more promisingly and ends more dismally than J.J. Abrams' Super 8.
June 23, 2013
It wants to be Spielberg, needs to be Spielberg, begs to be Spielberg. But this ain't Spielberg.
February 15, 2013
This Spielbergian misstep by J. J. Abrams attempts to be the emotional coming-of-age equivalent of Stand by Me but instead winds up as a cacophonous mishmash of Goonies and War of the Worlds.
August 12, 2011
Vale mais pelo sentimento de nostalgia que inspira do que pela qualidade de sua narrativa.
August 9, 2011
A Spielberg pastiche of uncanny precision and sublime pointlessness.
July 29, 2011
...J.J. Abrams here strains so hard to hit all the right buttons that he misses almost all of them.
July 12, 2011
Abrams panders to his audience and wrongly assuming that more explosions, more pathos, and more clichés will provide a path to more approval.
July 6, 2011
A case of ultimately dashed high hopes, no matter how much it has going for it along the way.
July 5, 2011
The alien invader storyline often feels as though its happening in a completely different universe than the small-town story of friendship and first love
July 4, 2011
You can't write an original screenplay while stealing from better directors.
June 28, 2011
Super 8 embodies everything unsettling and disappointing about the culmination of [Lost].
June 27, 2011
Spielberg and Abrams are the unwitting targets of their own irony.
June 20, 2011
Lack of Originality causes Super 8 to come undone.
June 17, 2011
A dated, overlabored, ultimately lightweight special-effects bargain barn.
June 16, 2011
Will probably stand as one of the film year's biggest letdowns.
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