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Novocaine Reviews

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August 6, 2002
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
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
November 13, 2001
I found myself underwhelmed, despite winning performances by Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2001
Novocaine, like the drug for which it was named, will leave the viewer numb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 30, 2001
I can think of worse things than Novocaine. Like getting a tooth filled.
November 27, 2001
This movie was not effective.
November 24, 2001
A coarse, witless and stunningly violent black comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 24, 2001
| Original Score: 0/10
July 4, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2002
| Original Score: D
November 16, 2001
About two rewrites shy of a real story.
November 16, 2001
With Bonham Carter's been-there, done-that performance and a plot that spins out of control, we end up with a movie that you can't quite sink your teeth into.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2001
Isn't nearly as delicious as it should be, thanks largely to only competent filmmaking by Atkins.
August 27, 2002
Intriguingly straddles genres a bit, but a faint sliver of the film it could have been... [with a] lame, roundly unsatisfying motivation and ending.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 17, 2001
a hopelessly over-plotted tale where the players are jerked around by the whims of story line rather than character development
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 15, 2001
Watching this very talented cast wasted on this rubbish is almost as painful as a root canal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 16, 2001
Add Novocaine to the growing list of inspired titles wasted on numb films.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2002
Only a slightly better experience than getting a root canal.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 15, 2001
We just watch from the outside, never having been drawn in by anything resembling believable feelings or behavior.
November 15, 2001
Proves initially intriguing in a junky sort of way, but in the end is just plain numbing.
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