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Super 8 Synopsis
Disappearances and other inexplicable events follow a devastating train crash in 1979 Ohio.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The pacing is superb, quick and agile without being frenzied, and the special effects are jaw-dropping.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Loving, Playful, and spectacularly well made, Super 8 is easily the best summer movie of the year - of many years.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This new film isn't perfect, and may not be a world-changer, but it's certainly a world-pleaser.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This sci-fi thriller has an engrossing plot and a strong cast of fully drawn characters. There's even a sweet youthful love story. In other...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The unforced performances of Courtney and Fanning are remarkable.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
There's a thin line, though, between honoring what came before you and replicating it, and Super 8 occasionally wobbles over that line into...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This movie, a true beauty, will put a spell on you.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Like an old airplane (or spacecraft) jerry-rigged from scrap pieces and made air-worthy again, Super 8 has been patched together with...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The timing couldn't be more opportunistic for a new Steven Spielberg movie that mines the thrilling uncertainties of childhood - even if it...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This uneven but often charming movie produced by Spielberg gets so many things right, including its practiced naivete. What's missing,...
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that's it???? RENTAL

By dmbroncos
Seriously, that's it? Not really that great. Falls flat. Certainly not worth the hype or 20 bucks to go see. It's a RENTAL. It's not terrible, I just expected a better movie. It's Cloverfield...

Super 8 - I Give it a 10

By COchoa
Super 8 blended a good story about the strength of family and friendship set in the late 1970s with a healthy dose of fantasy and science fiction. Seeing that both Spielberg and JJ Abrams figured in...

Another exercise in patience from J.J. Abrams

By filmweasle
This director's favorite style seems to be: "Leave it to their imagination, and give 'em a little pay-off at the end." His movies and TV shows are fantastic at raising curiosity and questions... but...

Not for Kids!

By hobcurator
I am not sure why this seems to be marketed twords kids? It have very foul language from young children (the F-word) and the (p-word) used the entire movie, it is realy gorey and violent in many parts...

Super 8 or Super Flop???

By sylar2744
I just finished watching Super 8 and I have to honestly say I don't know what to think about this movie. The idea of the movie was incredible as well as the CGI, but at times it just felt like a...

loved it but could have toned down the language

By big jess crush
i for one held off on seeing this movie in the theater do to reports of alot and i do mean alot of swearing and the people who said this were exactly right but idi however enjoy the movie and think...

Super 8

By Ah Guhhh
Anyone who grew up in the late 70's will treasure this movie. So many fond memories. The acting by these kids is great!...

well done

By theonore
i did not know what to expect when i went to see this movie and was not sure if i would like it or not but as i left the theater i felt like i had seen a realy good summer movie just wish they could...

Super 8

Incredible movie. One of the best I've seen this year....


By jess crush
due to reports of heavy violence and bad language we decided to wait on the dvd for thos one but it was still so good and yes there was alot of violence and language like you would not beleve bit...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Teens save town in action-heavy sci-fi film with retro feel.
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