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Below Average "There are many things wrong with ''Novocaine,'' but
the film's most gnawing pain is its clodhopper farfetchedness.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
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
Roger Ebert Full
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
Below Average "..the mystery is terribly plotted and the satirical
elements are limited and not very funny.''
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