Brandy Parrish of CountingDown.com reviewed ‘8 Mile’ giving the Eminem starring film a B+. Parrish said, “It’s not that ‘8 Mile’ plays to the lowest common denominator, but there aren’t any surprises here either. There are moments where I was looking for something more than what’s happening on the surface, the subtleties that I’ve become used to in Hanson movies aren’t a priority, but maybe it requires a second viewing. Is this movie as tough and raw as you might expect, not really, but if it were it would not offer anything to a broad audience and this movie does.”
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