8MM

User Score
2.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 171 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 171

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  1. 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 it to probe the film's idea. It's not the best Cage's movie but it's an average suspense movie.
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    6
    Joel 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.
  3. Invincible
    Nov 4, 2006
    6
    Nice movie... a new concept! everyone may not like this one... but good to watch a movie like this!!!
  4. AndrewM.
    May 16, 2004
    6
    Hard to rate this movie...one's conscience argues about whether this is a well made film as opposed to a likeable film. Likeable, it assuredly is not. Well made, I think so...it certainly provokes reaction.
Metascore
19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. Voyeuristically wallows in the sadistic violence it professes to deplore. What hypocrisy!
  2. 0
    Almost as degrading as any unmarked video you can buy in the back alleys of Manila, and, in its pseudo-significance and arty pretension, it's a lot less honest. I'm heartily sorry I had to poison an entire evening with it.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    40
    The moral contortions of 8MM seem especially bogus, a sadomasochistic peep show booth pretending to be a confessional.