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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This movie, a true beauty, will put a spell on you. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The pacing is superb, quick and agile without being frenzied, and the special effects are jaw-dropping. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This sci-fi thriller has an engrossing plot and a strong cast of fully drawn characters. There's even a sweet youthful love story. In other words, it's a summer blockbuster firing on all cylinders. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This new film isn't perfect, and may not be a world-changer, but it's certainly a world-pleaser. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The unforced performances of Courtney and Fanning are remarkable. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This uneven but often charming movie produced by Spielberg gets so many things right, including its practiced naivete. What's missing, however, is a crucial sense of connection to itself. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The 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. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The timing couldn't be more opportunistic for a new Steven Spielberg movie that mines the thrilling uncertainties of childhood - even if it happens to have been made by J.J. Abrams. show more

  • 100
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    J.J. Abrams, with Steven Spielberg producing, has made one of those jaw-dropping out-of-body summer entertainments that kids old enough to swear and see PG-13 films will remember on into adulthood. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • December 21, 2011 drcodered
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    this was a realy realy good movie it had it all it had a very pretty lady in it and alot of action so ye it was great my only gripe too mutch swearing from the one guy

  • December 10, 2011 pt00000000108784
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    O filme tem uma otima historia bem criativa, com o sempre bem sucedido suspense de JJ Abrams, a historia se desenrola bem pelo filme e os atores mirins dão um show de interpretação, o filme prende muito a atenção, mas no fim como sempre em obras de JJ Abrams acaba se tornando forçado e manjado, sem surpresas nenhum

  • December 09, 2011 ric8659
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    This was a great movie! I really enjoyed the story about the kid\'s trying to film a movie in the midst of all that was going on around them.Not as scary as i thougt it would be, but i loved it!!

  • December 06, 2011 jackd1207
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    Excellent movie. Casting and acting was superb, and the story was quite unique, if maybe reaching a little in places. Overall, very entertaining.

  • December 04, 2011 km00000000107510
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    I loved it....

  • December 03, 2011 BIG KELL
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    Entirely too dark visually....dialoge at times wasn\'t understandable. Monster was a disappointment. Subplot of the wife of the sherrif getting killed was inconsequential to the movie. Not one of Speils best. Worth getting at Red Box for a buck.

  • November 25, 2011 rx00000000106450
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    Entertaining film with great special effects. The story leaves much to be desired. I give it 3 stars based on the special effects.

  • November 10, 2011 fq00000000105361
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    This is my first review because THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I\'VE EVER SEEN? What were you 90%ers watching or have your standards been so lowered that you can no longer think? Three words: THIS MOVIE SUCKED

  • November 06, 2011 md00000000104819
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    Cool movie

  • October 21, 2011 jmedeiros62
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    Not what I expected .. but overall a good film experience. Worth seeing.

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