Atom User Reviews for Eighth Grade
Lovely movie. Great job of highlighting the way children actually think an act. I saw myself in the character a lot. You never really see a coming of age story about a girl, and Bo Burnham really hit it out if the park with this one. They could have explored her relationship with men a little more, but all in all 10/10 movie
It left me feeling so uncomfortable, the main character plays an extremely nervous introverted girl and you just want to put her on meds or something! There was absolutely nothing of interest for the viewer! Super monotonous! This is the kinda thing you don’t spend $15 in a theater! I wouldn’t even buy the dvd! Perhaps good for a “you are not alone” type of video for school kids ??? It had a few laughs due to its awkwardness but that’s about it!
must watch for 2018
Some of the scenes are a little drawn out but I took my teenage sister to see it and they thought it was really funny and relatable
Literally, one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. From the soundtrack to the ambiance. The story was provoking. and interesting. A tour through the overwhelming life of an eighth grader.
awsome movie, very funny and honest
the epitome of awkwardness
I taught 8th grade for many years and this movie rang true to me.
there are scenes that are so painful to watch. i had lumps in my throat watching what this girl had to endure. i will think about it for a long time.
Elsie Fisher is amazing.
Bo Burnham made a beautiful movie about the struggles we all face in this modern age. Thank you for the gift, Bo! You are an amazing talent. ❤️
Awkward and funny and uncomfortable and hopeful—all the things that made eighth grade so memorable for so many of us. Perfect film.
This movie is full of heart. I can't wait to see what Bo does next. The lead actress deserve a bright future or at least a shot. 10/10 from me.
I took my 15 yr old stepdaughter. She and I both moved to this town in eighth grade (a century ago for me; not much different). I asked her if they had a camera in our house, it was that believable. We both loved it.
Beautifully and wonderfully made movie that hit every mark so perfectly. Perfect showing that took me back to my middle school years, so I never want to see it again.
Well worth going to this movie of teenage angst. Great soundtrack as well.
8th grade is a great movie and I recommend it to everyone. I see it in Hollywood and I think it is absolutely a great directorial masterpiece. So go see it and give everybody good marks!
Endearing, realistic depiction of junior high. Very entertaining.
One of the best movies I’ve ever seen
I just wish it was about a Latino kid going into high school
Great movie. Exceeded expectations.
Eighth Grade works you over, audience wincing followed by audience gratification, narrative tension followed by release, crises leading to just-in-time catharsis.
Thanks to Burnham’s exuberant, alert writing and Fisher’s masterful command of vulnerability, anxiety, resilience and steadfast self-belief, Kayla emerges as an icon of her own — just by being herself.
The greatest miracle of Eighth Grade is its warmth. The film reflects arguably the worst stretch of growing up in America’s education system, but it’s rarely if ever ugly. Instead, it’s compassionate, radiating retroactive kindness for the children we all were to soothe the adults we are now.