Eighth Grade

Jan 19, 2018 | R | 1h 34m

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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9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 9 # of Reviews: 6

Overall Rating

9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 9 # of Reviews: 6

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Director: Bo Burnham

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  • WHAT I LIKED: Being a young, impressionable teenager in the social media age is a terrifying and depressing prospect, and 'Eighth Grade,' broadcasts that brilliantly. It follows eighth-grader Kayla who's addicted to her phone and her bubbly YouTub... Read the full review »
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    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

    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

    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 »

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