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Very good. Well acted, well written, watch it.
|8/10||zoolander5@ - 13 reviews|
19.4.2013 - age: 1-12
J. J. Abrams does really have a dangerous mind. I wonder what Star Trek Into Darkness is going to be like.
|10/10||chw@ - 262 reviews|
19.1.2013 - age: 1-12
I liked the movie, thought it was well written.
|9/10||edgar@ - 15 reviews|
13.7.2012 - age: 1-12
Very reminiscient of some of the early Spielberg films, like Poltergeist. The scenes featuring the kids and their interaction are stellar. Fun likable movie, some of the lines are great, but the script falls apart when it comes to the adult roles and the cargo of the train. It is really hard to suspend disbelief about the major plot elements. Still a very enjoyable movie, and for someone who was a kid back in 1979 it is like travelling back in time 30 years.
|7/10||dominic@ - 365 reviews|
17.6.2012 - age: 36-49
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This movie by the director Steven Spielberg and the producer J. J Abrams with Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney for main actors is simply interesting. Friends shoot a scary amateur movie when a train crash occur. They think is it not an accident, so they want to solve the mystery. The movie was AWESOME. All of it was great. The actors were concentrated and they were the best actors to do this movie. Sometime, the actors were funniest or the most dramatic, it depends. The decor was on Earth or under the surface. The movie was mostly in dark because it's the night, so the night was darker than a power failure. Special effects were the most impressive that I saw with a creature and her house under the surface, her strident scream and the crazy war machines. It's a catastrophe movie, so the specials effects were big. The music goes with the cast. When one sad thing occurred, the music was sadder. I recommend it to people who are 13 years old or older to watch it and to people who like special effects and catastrophe movies.
|9/10||deschenesf16@ - first review|
22.12.2011 - age: 13-17
The movie was ok, but I was expecting something great (which it wasn't) I didn't mind pausing the movie for a few hours and continuing it later. I was curious to see where it was taking me, but didn't really care that much.
|6/10||zygoto78@ - 273 reviews|
5.12.2011 - age: 26-35
I can see both how people would love or hate this film. Unfortunately, there is a lot more focus on the hijinks of the children than on the mysterious creature. This means your tolerance of the child actors will determine your enjoyment of the movie, much like "The Goonies". If you expect this to be another Cloverfield, you will be let down.
|6/10||thetorontodog@ - 32 reviews|
25.11.2011 - age: 26-35
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This movie was so-so. There are many gaps in the storyline which makes it so hard to believe. I know it was based in 1979 but come on, can the military be that bad? I mean can you really tell me that cargo that important had absolutely no escort what so ever? How is it possible that the military at certain points in the movie can let people come and go whenever they please (shelter) and allow people to be so close to important areas (Scientist's home) I would put more detail but I don't want to ruin it for the people who didn't see it. The only thing that was decent was the "kid's" acting. The "adult's" acting was not up to par. But I guess this type of movie was not made based on character development but SCI-FI action. Too bad there was not much action. If the "kid's" acting was not good, my rating would have dropped from a 5 to a 3. This is more of a kids movie than an adult movie.
|5/10||daitam_99@ - 9 reviews|
30.10.2011 - age: 26-35
J. J. Abrams has made his best film to date and this may be to early to say, but to me Super 8 is a masterpiece. Abrams manages to strike the perfect balance between every single element of the film and produces a truly beautiful film. The acting is first-class, the action and special effects are magnificent, and Michael Giacchino needs to win his second Oscar with this score.
|10/10||nechoplex@ - 20 reviews|
29.9.2011 - age: 18-25
Fantastic! Go see this movie if you are a fan of ET, Close Encounters and Stand By Me.
|9/10||goosebumps84@ - 186 reviews|
29.9.2011 - age: 13-17
What a piece of crap. The movie tried to be to much, and failed in all aspects. It tried to be supernatural but barely showed the creatures. It tried to pull at your heart strings with a tragic life story of this boy and his father but it came across only as a distraction and boring subplot. The movie take place around 12yrs which makes the movie really stupid. Kids add an unrealistic feel to it, and there's a lack of real emotion when they're scared or in action filled scenes so they tried to make up for in a 12yr romance which couldn't be more of a pathetic mistake. For Steven Spielberg to produce such crap is shocking. I would never watch this again, totally waste of time.
|1/10||izzie@ - 3 reviews|
16.9.2011 - age: 26-35
Didn't know anything about it going it and I didn't mind it but it was nothing special. Seemed like a rehash of other stories and it had a predictable sappy ending which was disappointing.
|6/10||parker_2@ - 297 reviews|
10.9.2011 - age: 36-49
Goonies, updated with better effects. It's even set in the Goonies' era... You really have to turn your mind off completely for this one to work. The plot holes are huge and it relies too much on coincidence even for a sci-fi. I didn't 'not' enjoy it, but it really could have been much better.
|6/10||jimble@ - 47 reviews|
5.9.2011 - age: 50+
Characters are EXTREMELY ANNOYING! I was hoping some of those kids would get eaten by the modern ET just so they woudn't be in the film anymore. Especially that one kid with the retainer. The plot is extremely predictable, those cubes look like they are just white Rubick's Cubes, those characters all act like they didn't graduate high school (the adults) Tisk tisk Spielberg. You know you it's time for a director to retire when...
|3/10||ckolmatiski@ - first review|
1.9.2011 - age: 18-25
Did not expect to like it but somehow it was okay.
|7/10||shazjoao@ - 1728 reviews|
15.8.2011 - age: 36-49
A perfect loveletter to the films of Spielberg. The level of period detail was astonishing. The story did a nice slow build, like you rarely see nowadays, especially in a blockbuster. The adolescent love story between two of the protagonists was poignant and conjured a rich nostalgia for youth. The soaring camera work really worked and gave an epic sensibility to even the most mundane scenes. Holding back the creature for much of the film was also a gratifying throwback, showing instead the consequences of the creature's passing. This film got mixed reviews and there is no good reason why. It is a masterpiece and worth seeing several times over to really have everything sink in.
|10/10||somerled@ - 31 reviews|
12.8.2011 - age: 36-49
I really liked this movie! I thought the train wreck scene would alone be worth the price of admission but the actual emotional depth of the story and characters really surprised me. A bit of a disappointing ending, not quite the E. T. ending but more like an ending fit for the Goonies. But it would be hard not to feel let down after all that story-building. You want some sort of spectacular epilogue and sadly, there isn't. Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney's performances and chemistry really make this movie as good as it is. Definitely recommended. Makes me realize how much better Cloverfield would have been if it were focused on kids instead of young adults.
|8/10||patrick.sullivan@ - 260 reviews|
9.8.2011 - age: 26-35
The suspense of the creature is what kept me watching the movie, nothing else, everything was giving the feel of leading up to something bigger but never did. When you finally kinda saw the thing. It wasn't good enough and the movie was quickly over. I'm glad I didn't have to pay.
|5/10||nayrmaclean@ - 37 reviews|
7.8.2011 - age: 18-25
Better than just an homage to Spielberg, but still can't help describing it as 'lesser Spielberg' in the vein of War of the Worlds and Catch Me if You Can (not quite Minority Report-level, let alone Jaws or Raiders) As good as anything Abrams has done, maybe better. Very entertaining, a worthy blockbuster.
|8/10||hammertime93@ - first review|
4.8.2011 - age: 36-49
It's the Goonies but with a lamer plot. The kids act well, however, the scenario could have been much more believable with a few changes.
|6/10||bebepinotte2@ - 3 reviews|
1.8.2011 - age: 50+
In the Spielberg vein, without the extra helping of saccharine. A thoughtful and funny meditation on the art of movie making, as well as a muscular action/thriller which occasionally verges on horror. Great for all ages.
|9/10||crinkletizz@ - 2 reviews|
30.7.2011 - age: 36-49
The best movie (other than Die Hard and The Hangovers) that I have ever seen. I was a little doubtful when I walked into the theater, but after it started my opinion changed. A lot.
|10/10||jonah.lusby@ - 2 reviews|
29.7.2011 - age: 1-12
Typical Spielberg: endearing characters, no blood and guts, lots of action. Great movie for kids from 8 to 11. Well made and well acted, but not really very interesting for adults.
|7/10||wondering.spirit@ - 11 reviews|
28.7.2011 - age: 50+
I felt it was a waste of my time. Somewhere between ET and Goonies, done badly. Spielberg is not living up to his name.
|4/10||reemafakhro@ - first review|
27.7.2011 - age: 26-35
I expected something different. But thought it was a good movie for my 10 yr old son and I to see. And being that we saw it at a discounted theatre, I was satisfied. I did enjoy the kids in it, had some laughs, it's worth watching.
|7/10||corene.brandon@ - first review|
26.7.2011 - age: 36-49
My 12 year old daughter loved it - not too scary - teen romance - kids save the day - what more could a tween want!
|7/10||ie.zicap@ - 3 reviews|
25.7.2011 - age: 26-35
Someone described this to me as "E. T. but scary". They were right. This feels like a Spielberg style film even if he only sat in as producer. The script was well put together with plenty of action, laughs and moments of fear. Truly a pleasant movie watching experience.
|8/10||prefernothing@ - 127 reviews|
25.7.2011 - age: 36-49
What was Spielberg thinking? He's just in it for the money now. The show reminded me of ET, Close Encounters and the Goonies, but with a thinner story line. Not scary. There was a little suspense at times. It just didn't have the magic. I wish I had waited for it to come out on video or gone to the cheap theatre to see it. I wouldn't sit thru it again.
|5/10||saskheat@ - 89 reviews|
24.7.2011 - age: 36-49
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This movie by Steven Spielberg, directed by J J Abrams, is an excellent sci-fi movie with a lot of edge of the seat suspense and intense action, without losing the storyline. Since it is set in small town Ohio of the late 70s time, there is some resemblance to Spielberg's ET, another Masterpiece by Spielberg. The action scenes considering performed by a bunch of middle school kids (excellent acting by all) are top-notch. It starts off as a kids' movie, but thoroughly enjoyed by people of all ages. All hell breaks loose on this eclectic bunch of friends when they accidentally video shoot a horrible train accident using their Sony Handycam with Super 8 film (hence the name), and their idyllic 70s town is never the same. One of the best movies of 2011, and I'm being honest!
|9/10||vipulgshukla@ - 13 reviews|
23.7.2011 - age: 36-49
It was a decent movie, the plot was somewhat interesting and the train crash was a great action scene. But it was too predictable and the second half of the movie was boring. But nothing special about this film.
|7/10||jfoti@ - 7 reviews|
Very good movie! Spielberg does a great job making movies focusing on kids in the 70's and 80's and it really shows here. The movie kept you wondering what the "alien" was and if it was good or bad.
|8/10||jejs19@ - 42 reviews|
21.7.2011 - age: 13-17 - One reply
Great movie - edge of your seat scary - yes it had a little ET, Goonies story line - but enjoyed every minute - well worth it!!
|9/10||willtype4u@ - first review|
18.7.2011 - age: 50+
It was an ok movie, the story was ok and the acting was about the same. Not worth the money.
|6/10||sixgunns@ - 89 reviews|
15.7.2011 - age: 36-49
Seen this formula from Spielberg a few times. A cross between Gonnies and Close Encounters.
|5/10||expresshockey@ - 3 reviews|
15.7.2011 - age: 50+
Good movie to watch with the family, nothing special but good adventure of a [bunch] of kids who discovers an alien.
|6/10||silverpepsiguy@ - 88 reviews|
14.7.2011 - age: 26-35
This movie exceeded my expectations... great acting, great plot overall myself and my 12 yr old thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend.
|8/10||haddisonas@ - 13 reviews|
14.7.2011 - age: 26-35
Looks like a low budget movie, and the cubes look so cheap like plastic; no interesting plot. Have no idea why it's called Super 8. Waste of money and time.
|2/10||tai6038@ - first review|
13.7.2011 - age: 36-49 - One reply
First half is pretty good; but the second half is boring and very predictable.
|5/10||cookiemom@ - 9 reviews|
13.7.2011 - age: 26-35
I liked the movie quite a lot, but many things could have made it better. It started off with a good plot and very intriguing movie, for the first half. After that it became pretty cheesy and lost all of its uniqueness. Good movie but still could've been better.
|7/10||stinkycheese11@ - first review|
12.7.2011 - age: 13-17
This movie was very emotional and intense. I would have expected nothing less from the creator of Lost and Fringe!
|7/10||risapisa@ - first review|
11.7.2011 - age: 18-25
Okay, the first half of this movie is excellent, one of the best set-ups in a movie to date. Kids have different problems / extraordinary event (the train crash is definitely one of the most amazing things I've ever seen) / strange things start happening / people start disappearing from something. GREAT! And then ET happened... I swear the ending of this movie is probably the cheeziest thing I've ever seen, and I've been to wisconsin! (pun intended) It's as if the writers took everything from every cheezy 50s sci-fi movie and just gave it newer special effects. It sucked! I wanted something unique, I wanted/expected something that challanged the mind but no. Nothing. I mean it has got to be one of the worst turn-arounds in movie history that's how bad it was. I only gave it a 3 because of how captivated and intrigued I was by the first half... and the train crash. Don't see it.
|3/10||dylan_john_s@ - 4 reviews|
11.7.2011 - age: 18-25
I was expecting a bit more from this movie because of all the hype it had.
|6/10||andy-cote@ - 3 reviews|
10.7.2011 - age: 18-25
Loved it. Very reminiscent of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and very slow, well written script. The actors were fantastic. I definitely highly recommend it.
|9/10||dzanymusings@ - 9 reviews|
10.7.2011 - age: 36-49
Simply, EXCELLENT!!! I'll go to see it again, one of the best movies in the last 3 years, would I recommend it?.. YES, you, ll enjoy this movie just like I did.
|9/10||atomix784xioxopahman@ - first review|
9.7.2011 - age: 36-49
I think it's decent. Actually debating whether it's 7 or 8... but will give it a 8 for the awesome acting from the young actor/actress. Slightly corny... but still worth seeing.
|8/10||daisy8782@ - 35 reviews|
9.7.2011 - age: 18-25
Was really surprised but should not have been. Spielberg always seems to get excellent dialouge in his flicks. Good fun.
|9/10||carlrathburn@ - 23 reviews|
8.7.2011 - age: 50+
The children actors were very good especially the female. I have read a few references to ET in the reviews. I suppose the similarity is in the fact that the audience does not know any of the actors so it has a freshness to it. The actual monster was a let-down as was the ending. Wait for the DVD.
|6/10||psterl3384@ - 123 reviews|
8.7.2011 - age: 36-49
A modern ET which seemed to be geared towards the 12 to 16 age range. I still felt it was good and worth seeing but the send off was a little cheesy. Go but don't expect to much.
|7/10||michjulien@ - 159 reviews|
7.7.2011 - age: 36-49
A very entertaining film, riveting till the end. Like an ET, a little scarier.
|7/10||o6numbersix@ - 75 reviews|
6.7.2011 - age: 50+
It is pro because it is awesome and it is awesome because it is cool and it is cool because it is amazing and it is amazing because it is phenomenal and so on.
|10/10||polkjh@ - first review|
6.7.2011 - age: 13-17
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