8 Mile

8 Mile

8 Mile

Eminem's rags-to-riches drama. The people of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit, a border, a boundary. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy Smith Jr. (Eminem) from where and who he wants to be.

Best Original Song ("Lose Yourself"), at the 2003 Academy Awards.
2002Rating: M110 minsUSA
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8 Mile / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

We are hardly started in 8 Mile, and already we see that this movie stands aside from routine debut films by pop stars... Like Prince's Purple Rain, it is the real thing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Writer Scott Silver and director Curtis Hanson dig deep into the (rap) subculture to deliver a terrific movie.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

As a vanity project, the film is more tolerable than Purple Rain but it's every bit as obvious and redundant.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Gritty and electrifying.

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Variety

Variety

Eminem is magnetic playing a version of himself.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

An exciting, well-crafted movie, loaded with (Detroit's) urban atmosphere.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

More funny than foul, more inspiring than infuriating, more touching than not.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This makes a remarkable hat-trick for Hanson and is a personal triumph for Eminem.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Because it rejects easy victories, this may be one of the few inspirational movies that could actually inspire someone, somewhere, sometime.

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