• Super 8 (2011)

Super 8

Release Date: June 10th, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2011

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters (Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso) are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Cast: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee

Director: J.J. Abrams

Genres: Science fiction , Thriller

Production Co: Bad Robot, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful , Growing up , Friend , Emotional , Pursuit , 1970s , Mystery , Small town , Endearing , Love , Friendship , Investigation , Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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