Super 8

Super 8

Super 8

JJ Abrams (Star Trek, TV's Lost) directs a typically mysterious sci-fi flick, produced by Steven Spielberg, recalling the vibe of The Goonies or Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In the summer of 1979, a group of kids 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.

2011Rating: M, contains violence and fantasy horror111 minsUSA
Science Fiction
Director:
J.J. Abrams ('Star Trek', 'Mission: Impossible III')
Writer:
J.J. Abrams

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TVNZ

TVNZ

Super 8 is a great piece of winter entertainment with some beautifully played intimate human moments

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Total Film

Total Film

A monster mash-up of '50s sci-fi, late-'70s / early '80s event movie and autobiography, Super 8 doesn’t possess the top-to-bottom greatness of the films it’s modelled on but, in shooting for the stars, leaves 90% of modern blockbusters in the gutter. Mint.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Like his (Abrams) previous features, "Mission: Impossible III" and "Star Trek," Super 8 is an enticing package without much inside.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A wonderful film, nostalgia not for a time but for a style of filmmaking, when shell-shocked young audiences were told a story and not pounded over the head with aggressive action.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Super 8 may be yet another mainstream monster movie from a couple of big Hollywood brands, but it's a wonderful one.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Like an old airplane (or spacecraft) jerry-rigged from scrap pieces and made air-worthy again, Super 8 has been patched together with 30-year-old spare parts to provide an enjoyable ride of its own.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Its pleasures are borrowed, but durable.

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