This dark, stylish tale isn't for kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
It is entertaining enough to arouse imagination of post-Tarantino audience.
| Original Score: 6/10
Prejudicado por um roteiro previsível e que jamais opta por um gênero claro, o filme traz uma ótima atuação de Steve Martin, que deveria fazer mais filmes "sérios".
| Original Score: 3/5
The film and site offer an offbeat trip, but this is certainly not recommended for anyone who's currently thinking about major dental work.
To say this is black comedy is to understate the case, but the fun parts really are a hoot.
While the plot does work in mechanical terms, its multiple ins and outs never achieve more than plodding motion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
In a world filled with technically beautiful dogs, every once in awhile it's nice to see a film that bets the bank on great storytelling and a whole lot of soul.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Filled with dark, edgy details and atmosphere, but ultimately becomes a very cold enterprise because you simply don't care about any of the characters.
Intriguingly straddles genres a bit, but a faint sliver of the film it could have been... [with a] lame, roundly unsatisfying motivation and ending.
| Original Score: D+
One senses a gradual erosion of confidence behind the camera, and it may be that the thing wraps up just before [it] comes apart in a Tarantino-esque panic
| Original Score: C
...one of the funniest dark comedies in recent years.
This Hitchcockian yarn compensates for its leading man's rather anonymous performance with some well-placed shocks, a morbid sense of humour, and a climax that will literally put your teeth on edge.
An odd, unsettling film, an uneasy blend of comedy and sadism that never seems to mesh into a coherent or particularly enjoyable whole.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
...making a brief stopover in theaters before reaching its final destination on a high-numbered cable channel during hours when only film critics and night watchmen are awake.
Only a slightly better experience than getting a root canal.
| Original Score: C-
The casting is peculiar, the tone is off, the plot is uninteresting and the ending is sorry.
| Original Score: 1/4
Plays like the sort of silly shared fantasy that a group of dental students might come up with late one night, after too much coffee and cramming for finals.
The whole macabre piece comes across as uneven.
Novocaine, like the drug for which it was named, will leave the viewer numb.
I can think of worse things than Novocaine. Like getting a tooth filled.