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8 Mile 2002

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(32) IMDb 6.9/10
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A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make the most of what could be his final opportunity but his problems around gives him doubts.

Starring:
Eminem,Brittany Murphy
Runtime:
1 hour, 50 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Curtis Hanson
Starring Eminem, Brittany Murphy
Supporting actors Kim Basinger
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DL Productions UK VINE VOICE on 2 May 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Eminem is Jimmy Smith Jr, a white rapper living in the 313 (Detroit), just trying to get by and do his thing. He works in a factory during the day, and freestyles at The Shelter at night. His friends, Cheddar Bob is a bit mad, there's the preacher, and another one who thinks bling will really improve his life, and then there's Future, the guy who believes in him down at The Shelter, and Wink, the player-hater who's not really sure where he should be.

The film charters their lives, and we see the ups and downs of his freestyling life, and the problems he faces with family, life and love.

This is a great movie, the battles really make this something worthwhile - Eminem showing that he's not just some whack MC like Vanilla Ice is considered, but he has skills and can kick it like any of the other adored rappers on the scene. The best bit has to be where Xzibit freestyles at the lunch truck, and Eminem's reply is just funny. Kim Basinger is amazing as Bunny's mother, and does a good job of the melodramatic mother, and Brittany Murphy is fun and exciting as his girlfriend Alex.

This transfer is a dream come true though, full DTS Master Audio, excellently mixed and sounds perfect when the beats kick in, and the whole soundtrack sounds excellent. The video is sublime, all the grittiness of Detroit on display, and the tones are exhilarating - the battle looks like we're in ancient Rome as Eminem tries to fight his way out of danger and death. The constant 30Mb/sec bitrate looks fantastic, and really does benefit from a BD-50 disc.

My disappointment came with the extras, all in SD and pretty poor compared to the HD feature. The colours look washed out and the dark colours of the battle look grey instead of the correct colours.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RL on 5 April 2014
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Usually pop stars in films are not good but this is superb probably the second best ever pop star film after it couldn't happen here with the pet shop boys
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin Pinder on 5 Jun. 2014
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Good yarn but mainly best if you are a fan of Eminem. Kim Basinger plays a good part too. Rap battles are very well done in my opinion
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. J. Almey on 16 April 2014
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I love this film it's about the underdog coming out on top because he deserves to! Eminem at his best!
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By jamie on 12 Jun. 2013
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its a very good film and it explains the foundation Eminem had to become famous as well as what is like living in 8 mile Detroit in poverty. I would recommend this to anyone who is an Eminem fan.
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It's Eminem, 5 Stars isn't enough! Had this ages ago but just got round to buying it again so if your a fan of Eminem and one of the few that's not seen this before then definetly buy this !!
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One of the best films. If your ever going through a tough time and lacking in confidence. Then 8 mile will help give you strength and courage. To stand up and fight.
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By JRM_047 on 12 May 2015
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Brilliant film. My type of music is rock and metal but Eminem makes this movie far worth watching. Great acting, interesting story and highly entertaining.
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