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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 304 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 304

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  1. Feb 5, 2013
    2
    A film about a group of unsuccessful and angry young adults who like to rap. If you aren't an Eminem fan don't watch this movie. The ending of the movie resolved none of the difficulties the characters face and seemed pointless.
  2. Dec 30, 2012
    3
    Bad story line, bad acting and bad rap and I know good rap. It was really disappointing to me, I thought it was going to be a great movie but it wasnt.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. What it's really about is the euphoria that talent can bring to those who are possessed by it. That euphoria lights up the screen.
  2. 63
    A star is born in 8 Mile, all right, but his name is Mekhi Phifer.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    The rap sequences are shot and edited with the excitement of a crisply broadcast sporting event, which in a way they are.