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At Theaters: 11/16/2001 On Video: 4/23/2002
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 35 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 359910
Studio: Artisan Entertainment
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Prosperous dentist Frank Sangster whose well-ordered existence is thrown into turmoil when an alluring new patient draws him into a seedy underworld of sex, drugs and murder.
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Comedy Mystery
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Cast and Crew Heading
Steve Martin BOWFINGER, THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS
Helena Bonham Carter PLANET OF THE APES, FIGHT CLUB
Laura Dern DR. T & THE WOMEN, OCTOBER SKY, CITIZEN RUTH
Elias Koteas
Scott Caan AMERICAN OUTLAWS, READY TO RUMBLE, VARSITY BLUES
Director: David Atkins
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Not provided by studio.
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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Below Average "There are many things wrong with ''Novocaine,'' but the film's most gnawing pain is its clodhopper farfetchedness.''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Above Average "Lovers of film noir will certainly be attracted to Novocaine, but a truly good comedy/mystery/thriller needs a less predictable script and/or more consistently funny humor. This is an sporadically entertaining motion picture, but it's not an unqualified success and certainly not the "find" that some people (most of whom are publicists) are claiming it to be.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Good "Novocaine is funny all the way through, and ingenious all the way through. I am not sure it plugs all its loopholes, but in a comedy that's not such a problem.  ..a screwball film noir with a lot of medium laughs and a few great big ones.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Below Average "..the mystery is terribly plotted and the satirical elements are limited and not very funny.''

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