Super 8

2011 • 111 minutes
4.1
2.75K reviews
81%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
4.1
2.75K reviews
halcyonyear
March 16, 2016
Nice slow boring movie to put you to sleep. JarJar Abrams does it again, this time it's a modern day 'homage' (hehe, Hollywood spin term) to Spielberg's E.T. I suppose it could have been worse, but you'd have to stay awake long enough to find out. Good luck.
18 people found this review helpful
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Gilgamesh (Vertiet Ryper)
September 10, 2015
One of the best movies I've seen! Sure, it has plenty of plot holes and some character development issues, but many things these days have worse. All in all, one of the most creative sci-fi original (not counting remakes, in other words) of the time period.
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A Google user
September 28, 2012
If classics are still being made the way they were made in the 80s (Back to the Future, The Goonies, E.T., etc...) this should sit right up there with them. Full of adventure, action, and kids with suspiciously intelligent dialogue, Super 8 highlights J.J. Abrams' love of the popcorn flick, the magic of the movies, and the coming of age story. It's basically a love letter to an early Steven Spielberg and his lasting impact on the language of film.
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