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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A "Rocky"-like tale of determination and long odds that will appeal even to those who are turned off by most rap music. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The rap sequences are shot and edited with the excitement of a crisply broadcast sporting event, which in a way they are. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Transcends its star's controversial career and, in the bargain, stands head, shoulders and heart above every other Hollywood movie that we've seen so far this year. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The real drama -- and poetry -- in 8 Mile are in those fiery face-offs, the hip-hop battles, as Jimmy rat-tat-tats his rap in deft flashes of spontaneous combustion. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Basinger gives one of her best performances as a woman too young, poor and overwhelmed to handle motherhood. And the uncommonly self-assured Murphy proves again that she is a cut above other actresses of her tender years. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Some movies, a very few, possess the purity of myth, and they don't have to be great to be greatly important. "The Wild One" is an example; "Saturday Night Fever" is another. Now add 8 Mile to that short list. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Eminem survives the X-ray truth-telling of the movie camera, which is so good at spotting phonies. He is on the level. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Flaws and all, it really does show a star being born. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    There is some exhilarating wordplay in 8 Mile, and you don't have to be a fan of rap to appreciate its quicksilver energy and mischievous wit. For all its grit, 8 Mile ends up radiating a joyful, hopeful vibe. It's an old-school charmer. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    What makes 8 Mile transcend the formulaic nature of its plot is the way it makes these rap competitions compelling even for those unfamiliar with rap music, and its scrupulous, loving rendition of a grim, wintry Detroit circa 1995. show more

  • May 23, 2010 Xxsuperstarr55xX
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    awesum movie ever xD

  • May 10, 2010 privatsky10
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    the best movie eva!!!

  • March 14, 2010 Bad sob 98
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    is this movie for kids

  • January 26, 2010 bmxstar64
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    this ws the most was best movie eva,when i first saw this movie that was whne i started 2 luv his music and the movie was sad happy funney and crazy at times only a few

  • December 29, 2008 PurpleMovies27
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    What a sweet movie, Eminem is my hero and idle! He does a terrific job in this movie, he is the most talented person I know and he does such a great job in this movie. It is a 5 start movie no matter what, GREAT MOVIE I recomend to those who like Eminem's music!

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