• 8 Mile (2002)

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe 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

  • 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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