• Released
  • June 10, 2011
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 52 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 4,928 Fan Ratings
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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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100

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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90

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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88

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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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The unforced performances of Courtney and Fanning are remarkable.
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75

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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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This movie, a true beauty, will put a spell on you.
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70

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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65

Movieline

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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60

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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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 OK for kids 13+ Teens save town in action-heavy sci-fi film with retro feel.
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