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Super 8

In 1979, while making their own homemade movie with a Super 8 camera, a group of children witness a horrific train accident. After the event the whole town suddenly seems plagued with inexplicable problems and mysterious disappearances. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 10 Jun 2011
Video Release: 22 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Super 8 is rated PG-13: for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence and some drug use.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills.
Studio: 2011 Paramount Pictures
Website: Official site for Super 8.

Detailed Review

The ghost of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. seems to hover in the wings of J.J. Abrams’ latest sci-fi thriller (which is partly produced by the famous E.T. director). But dealing… 
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Why Is Super 8 Rated PG-13?

Violence: Scenes of horrific explosions and intense military gunfire are seen along with some bloody… 
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Talk It Over

While the train wreck is a high action point of the film, how realistic is… 
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