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      Super 8

      PG-13 Released Jun 10, 2011 1h 52m Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Super 8: Trailer 1 List Super 8: Trailer 1 Super 8: Trailer 1 2:11 Super 8: Teaser Trailer 1 Super 8: Teaser Trailer 1 1:26 View more videos
      81% Tomatometer 297 Reviews 75% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters (Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso) are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      It may evoke memories of classic summer blockbusters a little too eagerly for some, but Super 8 has thrills, visual dazzle, and emotional depth to spare.

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      Sara Reihani Bitch Media It's a by-the-numbers blockbuster, but one with a key element that's missing from most of the big-budget bloatfests crowding each other for space on the marquee every summer: heart. Jan 7, 2021 Full Review Violet Lucca Film Comment Magazine 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. Jun 28, 2013 Full Review Roger Moore Tribune News Service The movie of the summer, the movie of many summers, going back to the '70s... Rated: 4/4 Jan 8, 2013 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Imbued with that effervescent movie magic quality so often linked to Spielberg, who serves as executive producer here, Abrams' film delivers an exciting and heartwarming adventure. Rated: 4/4 Jun 7, 2023 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand [JJ] Abrams gets fine performances from his young cast, especially Elle Fanning in her breakout performance as the well-possessed young woman they cast in their film... Dec 3, 2022 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies I only wish the entire movie could have captured the magic that we see in it’s first 40 minutes. Rated: 2.5/5 Aug 25, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kieren B Way ahead of it's time and a clear inspiration for stranger things... The perfect blend of alien horror and heartfelt story telling! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/12/24 Full Review mark g Tries too hard to counterfeit a Spielberg film. Just doesn't flow at all. Then there is the mediocre acting by the kids. Wanted to like it, but just seemed like a big budget impersonation of a popcorn thriller. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/09/24 Full Review Georgan G Hard to beat films by J. J. Abrams & Steven Spielberg. This terrific film is a blended creature feature, sci fi & coming-of-age genres. Amazing train wreck scene! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/24 Full Review Arthur B With a thin plot and cheesy script that's lacking any sense of humour, Super 8 is saved by solid practical effects, good characters and a couple of great performances from some of its young leads. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/24 Full Review Nuclear R It's like Goonies, for adults. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/24 Full Review K E Tonally mixed up and can't decide what it wants to be. Horror movie or goonies romp... Pick a story. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters (Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso) are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.
      Director
      J.J. Abrams
      Producer
      Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
      Screenwriter
      J.J. Abrams
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Amblin Entertainment, Bad Robot
      Rating
      PG-13 (Intense Seq. of Sci-Fi Violenc|Intense Seq. of Sci-Fi Action|Language|Some Drug Use)
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 10, 2011, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 18, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $127.0M
      Runtime
      1h 52m
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