8MM

Metascore
19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
Watch On
  1. 40
    The superficially cheery “Boogie Nights” is infinitely scarier.
  2. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    40
    The biggest thing wrong with this mess is its whole attitude. The film tries to condemn all these shocking things, but if you're not shocked, just wait a couple of minutes and they'll try again.
  3. The whole movie turns into a violent, pointless, torture-or-be-tortured chase.
  4. I can't say I warmed to the results, but I was solidly held for the film's two hours.
  5. Schumacher almost invariably breathes more life into his material than he has here. It's a lot easier to tick off the forced, farfetched touches in Eight Millimeter than to count the ones that ring true.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    40
    The moral contortions of 8MM seem especially bogus, a sadomasochistic peep show booth pretending to be a confessional.
User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    6
    Joel Schumacher really doesn't show anything significant or prominent throughout "8MM". Everything's grotesque and lacks the profound airJoel Schumacher really doesn't show anything significant or prominent throughout "8MM". Everything's grotesque and lacks the profound air Nicholas Cage tries to present. However I admit that the film certainly did not deserve a 1.9 out of 10; its still entertaining or manageable in a way. Full Review »
  2. IslamB.
    Nov 9, 2005
    2
    Yuckk!! It was grose with no story no art no good acting and boring and it also gave me a headache the worst nicholas cage movie.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    6
    8mm has a very good story, it manages suspense properly enough, I don't agree that it shows too much gore, I think that it shows enough of it8mm has a very good story, it manages suspense properly enough, I don't agree that it shows too much gore, I think that it shows enough of it to probe the film's idea. It's not the best Cage's movie but it's an average suspense movie. Full Review »