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Year
2018
Runtime
93 min.
Director
Bo Burnham
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
27,150
Checks
3,772
Favs
309
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
8.2% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. Kalkultabelo's avatar

    Kalkultabelo

    A beautifully and tragically real depiction of anxiety in the early teens. Bo Burnham has created a movie worth watching and worth discussing with children and adults. 3 years 5 months ago
  2. GruesomeTwosome's avatar

    GruesomeTwosome

    Wow, Bo Burnham has made something pretty special here. With major help from Elsie Fisher as Kayla, a wonderfully drawn and relatable character, my favorite performance so far of 2018. 3 years 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Eighth Grade is a touching and raw portrait of what it is to be an unpopular 13-year-old, with Elsie Fisher grabbing us right from the opening scene where she manages to visibly become embarrassed and blush while making a video for YouTube and powering through it. That's Kayla in a nutshell. A brave front cracking under the pressure of social ostracisation. Director Bo Burnham has teens play teens, which is of value unto itself, but writes them - if he writes them at all - the way teenagers actually sound. The expressionism, he keeps for time lapses where Kayla falls into her online universe, or for the adults who are all irredeemably uncool and awkward, the way 8th-graders would see them. I felt most for her dad, an understated but committed performance by Josh Hamilton, genuine in his inability to feel offended by the embarrassment he causes Kayla. We play witness to a transition point, as Middle School ends and High School is on the horizon, and I think Kayla's arc works even in the short week and change presented, because there are believable events that help shape her world view. A beautiful slice of life, that makes you want to ask Burnham if he'd consider reuniting with Fisher for Twelfth Grade in four years. 3 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #30 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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