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Novocaine

Novocaine

2001
Comedy
Suspense/Thriller
1h 35m
An edgy, unpredictable crime thriller, starring Steve Martin as a prosperous dentist whose well-ordered existence is thrown into turmoil when an alluring new patient draws him into a seedy underworld of sex, drugs and murder. (Artisan Entertainment)
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Novocaine

2001
Comedy
Suspense/Thriller
1h 35m
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Avg Percentile 33.22% from 277 total ratings

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Rated 07 Oct 2022
83
69th
The beats and overall arc of this noir tribute may be familiar, but there is considerable joy to be had here from the droll comic sensibilities (echoes of THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS) and performances from a terrific cast – Martin, Carter and Dern are unexpected casting choices that pay off in spades, with Martin especially good balancing his ostensible “straight-man” duties with a nod in the direction of the absurd. If the final act collapses and becomes a bit arbitrary, it’s a small price to pay.
Rated 13 Jun 2010
50
22nd
This is the movie equivalent of that feeling you get when you suddenly think you've missed something important and are in the wrong place. Nobody seems to fit in this carnival of characatures. Limited plot, unsuitable casting and bad rather than black comedy. I'd need plenty of novocaine to watch it again,
Rated 15 Jan 2014
30
12th
I presume someone has notified the Hague about Danny Elfman's score for this movie?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
37th
I laughed when I watched this movie. I guess there are just some actors who make me laugh regardless.
Rated 08 Sep 2010
16
7th
#00s(e)#, story, Helena BC.
Rated 03 Sep 2019
85
15th
Another strange and quirky movie. Didn't quite work as a comedy for me, but actually worked more as a crime thriller. Steve Martin totally underused and mismatched for the part.
Rated 06 Mar 2010
2
18th
Silly, unbelievable and pointless.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
50th
An underratted little thriller that features Steve Martin doing what he does second best - playing the bad dude in a mystery of sorts.
Rated 19 Jun 2007
40
26th
Falls away in the third act.
Rated 27 Jul 2010
76
94th
This is a really underrated crime thriller. Not the kind of movie you would associate Steve Martin with.
Rated 18 Nov 2008
35
37th
Anyone else see a connection to The Whole Nine Yards?
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
86th
A movie I picked up on a lark and ended up enjoying immensely.
Rated 22 Nov 2015
70
45th
I love Laura Dern
Rated 25 Nov 2010
20
41st
"About as exciting as dry humping a dentist's chair." - Ed Gonzalez
Rated 06 Jun 2008
40
19th
Passes the time.
Rated 15 Sep 2014
7
6th
Well, at least now i know whoever was responsible for the inexplicable, singular brilliance of Arizona Dream, it sure as fuck wasn't David Atkins. The Mellow song during the end credits was easily the best thing about this.
Rated 17 Sep 2007
60
39th
decent dark comedy

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