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Jennifer 8

horror, thrillers


They are the unidentified victims of an unsolved death spree, women linked by a killer's gruesome handiworkand by police files giving them the code name "Jennifer."

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    37%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    35%
    reviews counted: 13
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  • Audience

    37%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Conrad Hall's distinguished cinematography, that captures the luminous beauty of Uma Thurman and her surroundings, can elevate this thriller up to a point; director Robinson is better in establishing mood than tension or suspense

- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Bruce Robinson's Jennifer 8 is possibly one of the most underrated films that was made in 90's. Sure, it had a troubled production and Robinson had problems to bring his own vision of the film into the screen, but for me the end result has always stood as a one of the most atmospheric serial-killer mysteries ever made. With great support from composer Christopher Young and lenser Conrad L. Hall, Robinson creates an eerie and beautiful snowbound milieu for his film that has wonderfully autumnal atmosphere. This film also has Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman and Lance Henriksen in their career best performances. Screenplay by Robinson himself serves a brilliant ground for their characters. There is also wonderful supporting role from John Malkovich who is dynamite in his role. This all just proves that Robinson is a director who knows how to get the best from his actors. For me it has always been a bit mystery why this great film did not receive the critical praise which it so much deserved. It was also ignored by audiences and went straight to rental in many countries. It certainly deserves to be seen and stands as a one the better examples of well orchestrated thriller. This film understands to take it's time and give enough room for it's characters. Robinson also has wonderful language visually and he does not ruin his film with unnecessary set-pieces or action. He knows how to build tension little by little and the final ten minutes in this film are truly nail biting to sit through. Maybe in time this film will be discovered and gain more acclaim which it so much deserves. Jeffiner 8 is in my opinion much better than it's reputation. If you haven't seen it, then find it and see it for yourself. It truly is a thriller worth to see.

- emilkakko, Thursday, July 5, 2012

2 stars

The trailer for this looked promising with a different angle on the serial killer genre, but I have to say, was bored through a lot of this film I think it was too heavily focussed on the relationship between the two main characters, rather than what could have been an amazing and scary plot

- 76Majikat, Tuesday, May 1, 2007

3 stars

An intelligent, well-made thriller with oodles of atmosphere.

- deano, Monday, October 23, 2006