Underrated Movie #289 ~ 8MM

8MM
When a widow hires private eye Tom Welles to determine whether an incriminating eight-millimeter film in her late husband’s possession was faked or real, Welles descends into an abyss of evil he can’t shake — and what he finds could cost him his sanity and his soul. (Netflix) I have hesitated on this one because of the difficult subject matter, and I don’t usually care for Nicolas Cage all that much, but this is a quite a thrilling thriller, so here it is. Only 23% from critics overall on Rotten Tomatoes = “underrated.” My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
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My name is Eric and I created this blog for the simple reason that I love to find hidden gems that go under the radar. So you can get an idea of my tastes, my favorite all-time movies include (among many others) Aliens (plural), Braveheart, The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, Misery, Mississippi Burning, The Untouchables, Die Hard, and Superman: The Movie. I have a massive list of over 250 underrated, under-appreciated, and/or overlooked movies, and I am always on the lookout for more. I will occasionally update this blog with a new selection. Each entry has links to the Internet Movie Database, a top critic’s review of the movie, Netflix, a link to the trailer, and a link to purchase and/or watch the movie instantly on Amazon. I would earn a small commission if you buy on Amazon after clicking my link, so consider making a purchase if you enjoy this blog.

4 Responses to Underrated Movie #289 ~ 8MM

  1. badblokebob says:

    David Fincher considered making this as a sequel to Se7en, and I can’t help but feel he would’ve made a massively better movie. As it is, it’s not bad — which by Nic Cage standards is pretty excellent!

  2. CMrok93 says:

    Good pick! It’s a dumb movie, but it is pretty unpredictable in the places it ends up, so for that, I give it some credit. Not a lot, but surely enough to warrant at least a rental.

    • Thanks. However, I personally wouldn’t call the movie dumb simply because of the fact that the “activity” that is the center of the subject matter of the movie is more real amongst the world’s “elite” than most people would ever suspect.

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