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November Reviews

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Lisa Nesselson
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 8, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 15, 2005
There is much promise here from the young director, Greg Harrison.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 26, 2005
It's interesting, and November does give us something to chew on. But a puzzle with no payoff isn't worth the effort.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 19, 2005
The lack of proper resolution to the story is more vexing than intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 19, 2005
Essentially a student film that happens to star some big-name actors.
| Original Score: 1/4
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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
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 12, 2005
Ambiguous in a satisfying, puzzling sort of way.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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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
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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
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
July 29, 2005
If you like this sort of challenge, there are better examples (try The Machinist) than this lugubrious and derivative work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 29, 2005
Neither the characters nor the ideas in Benjamin Brand's screenplay are developed enough to warrant even a 73-minute running time, and Harrison doesn't have the actors he needs.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 29, 2005
Beware serious movies starring former sitcom stars. Beware thrillers about photographers. Bewares movies set in convenience stores.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 25, 2005
I liked it even better the second time when I knew where we were heading.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 22, 2005
A cleverly assembled film, shot and edited on digital video for a pittance, November wants only to be an entertainingly squirmy mind tease.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
July 22, 2005
Pointless without pause.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 22, 2005
There's no real payoff -- artistically or emotionally -- in Gregory Harrison's gimmicky and tedious psychological thriller November, shot on ugly digital video.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
July 22, 2005
November has the pretensions of an art-house indie trying to one-up a Hollywood trend - in this case, the Sixth Sense-style twist ending that belies everything that has gone before.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2005
More concerned with being clever than satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
July 21, 2005
A one-woman Rashomon that plays and replays the same traumatic incident, with shifts in nuance.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 20, 2005
The performances are crisp and in focus, with Cox in particular showing a photogenic feel for expressing grief.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
July 19, 2005
November runs out of surprises well before it climaxes, and by the third go-round the plot's thinness is all that's left to illuminate.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
July 12, 2005
A stylistic tour de force dedicated more to constructing a cinematic puzzle than to providing dramatic satisfaction.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 27, 2004
The problem lies with the story these filmmakers choose to tell.