8 Mile

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: Music , Drama

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA 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

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