User Score
3.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 92
  2. Negative: 44 out of 92

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  1. Sep 30, 2014
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  2. Sep 7, 2014
    0
    Nicholas Cage's worst movie hands down, the movie is too dark and graphic.
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  3. Jul 24, 2014
    1
    Director Joel Schumacher directed "Batman and Robin" so it doesn't come by a surprise that this movie would fail miserably. The end result is an unappealing sadistic violence and a great lack of mystery and suspense.
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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.