8 Mile Poster

Release Date: November 8th, 2002

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
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. A provocative fictional examination of a critical week in Jimmy's life.

Cast: Eminem , Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Evan Jones, Omar Miller, Eugene Byrd, De'Angelo Wilson

Director: Curtis Hanson

Genres: Drama, Music

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1990s, Rivalry, Police officer, Car, Gritty, Friend, Sacrifice, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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

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

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Winner Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture