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8MM (1999)


A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

8MM (1999)

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Released Year: 1999
Runtime: 123 minutes
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Joel Schumacher
IMDB: 8MM (1999)

Storyline


A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town PI.

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Reviews


75
San Francisco Examiner - Unnamed
This is not a movie for the squeamish, by any means. But for those who like their thrillers dark and their heroes a bit more complicated and flawed than the average shoot-without-a-blink type so prevalent in today's movies, 8MM fills the bill.
42
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
The whole movie turns into a violent, pointless, torture-or-be-tortured chase.
40
Slate - David Edelstein
The moral contortions of 8MM seem especially bogus, a sadomasochistic peep show booth pretending to be a confessional.
40
TV Guide Magazine - Maitland McDonagh
The superficially cheery “Boogie Nights” is infinitely scarier.
40
The New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
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.

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