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November Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 19, 2005
Full of twists and turns and strange developments, but it's frustrating to try to figure out where it's headed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
August 19, 2005
Does not provide enough 'clues' to Sophie's emotional background to make us care whether or not she survives the trauma of 7/11.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 19, 2005
Best approached and appreciated as a puzzle that can be completed in various ways and a reminder that memory, like images, can be fixed, but not always trusted.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 18, 2005
In the gritty psychological thriller November, a gutsy Courteney Cox puts a world of distance between herself and her lightweight 'Friends' image.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 18, 2005
Too artsy for its own good.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
August 13, 2005
November is the real deal, subtle and scary and touching and profound and unforgettable all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 12, 2005
Ambiguous in a satisfying, puzzling sort of way.
| Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 12, 2005
Who lives? Who dies? Who cares.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 12, 2005
More a psychology experiment than a film.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Curt Fields
Washington Post
August 11, 2005
A detective investigating the shooting comments on some photos that pertain to the case: 'It's a shame. They're almost too arty for their own good.' The same can easily be said about November.
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
August 10, 2005
...spends much of its time replaying scenes with different outcomes, never indicating which is reality, a dream, a memory or just plain dress rehearsal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 9, 2005
A profoundly irritating and meaningless experience... can we please stop making this same movie over and over again, already?
Full Review
August 6, 2005
It's supposed to look stylish, a film noir... but a psychological thriller cannot live by mood and atmosphere alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
August 5, 2005
Excruciatingly, the film disgorges its crime and variations of it again and again. We'd prefer more detective work and less of what plays out as a grisly loop.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Achy Obejas
Chicago Tribune
August 5, 2005
Whatever we think one minute is utterly meaningless, without connection, the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
August 4, 2005
Director Greg Harrison seems more interested in pretentiously highbrow visual effects than developing a compelling narrative during November, his convoluted, ineffective psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 4, 2005
Basically amounts to an intricate but empty cinematic shell-game...less intriguing than irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
August 4, 2005
An ingeniously scripted psychological thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 4, 2005
It's intriguing when a film is about tension, and its method is about tension, and the two seem to be pulling against each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
August 3, 2005
Abstract in the extreme but strangely satisfying.
| Original Score: '3/4'
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