Based on 38 Critics
  • 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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