Super 8

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In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters 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, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

  1. J.J. Abrams

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joel Courtney

    Joel Courtney

    Joe Lamb

  2. Elle Fanning

    Elle Fanning

    Alice Dainard

  3. Riley Griffiths

    Riley Griffiths


  4. Kyle Chandler

    Kyle Chandler

    Jackson Lamb

  5. Noah Emmerich

    Noah Emmerich


  6. Amanda Michalka

    Amanda Michalka

    Jen Kaznyk

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $260,095,987.00


Release Information

  • June 8, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Andres Gomez

By Andres Gomez

Unsuccessful children movie trying to follow the tradition of The Goonies or E.T. from overrated J.J. Abrams.

Tons of money are wasted on FX trying to hide a weak story and a set of terrible dialogues supposedly coming from children that are totally overacted and annoyingly always shouting.

You don't miss anything if you skip Super 8.

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