Eighth Grade

Jan 19, 2018 | R | 94 Minutes

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school —...

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8 / 10 Verdict: Good
Avg. Rating: 8 # of Ratings: 5 # of Reviews: 5

Overall Rating

8 / 10 Verdict: Good
Avg. Rating: 8 # of Ratings: 5 # of Reviews: 5

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Director: Bo Burnham

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  • Elite Reviewer
    It is hard to think of a movie that better encapsulates the thorny and tricky hormonal state of constant embarrassment that we call middle school. "Eighth Grade" takes a brutally honest, devastatingly relatable look at what it's like to grow up in... Read the full review »
  • ScreenZealots

    5 / 10
    Just because “Eighth Grade” is a lauded indie doesn’t mean it’s a great film. Writer / Director Bo Burnham‘s intimate ode to early teenage angst at times feels like a documentary rather than a fictional narrative, making it just as awkwa... Read the full review »
  • SceneItReviews

    10 / 10
    Eighth Grade is an incredibly earnest and VERY current exploration of the perennial transition from child to teenager. Elsie Fisher's brutally honest depiction of an awkward teen with confidence only in front of a computer screen is just about as... Read the full review »
  • I had the privilege of seeing “Eighth Grade” followed by a short Q&A with writer/director Bo Burnham, Elsie Fisher (Kayla), and Jake Ryan (Gabe). When asked why he chose to set this story in eighth grade, Burnham poignantly stated that he felt... Read the full review »

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