"Powerful. This may be one of the few inspirational movies that could actually inspire someone." -Richard Schickel, Time
"Eminem wins by a knockout!" raves Rolling Stone, as the Grammy Award-Winning phenomenon makes his feature film debut in this gripping story about the boundaries that hold us back-and the courage that can set us free.
For Jimmy Smith, Jr. (Eminem), life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice-and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and ever moment...is another chance. From Academy Award winner Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) and Oscar-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), 8 Mile is the triumphant film Time Magazine hails as "Powerful!" and Entertainment Weekly applauds as "Electrifying" and "Mesmerizing!"