November (2005)

After a dinner out, photographer Sophie Jacobs and her boyfriend, Hugh, stop at a corner store for a late night snack. While Sophie waits unaware in the car, Hugh is murdered in a violent robbery. Haunted by guilt, Sophie goes on with her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Murky and too artsy for its own good, November ends up being a case of style with little substance.

Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

There is much promise here from the young director, Greg Harrison.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Essentially a student film that happens to star some big-name actors.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A pileup of stylistic audio and visual gimmicks and special effects, all in need of compelling characters and a story to hook us.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's interesting, and November does give us something to chew on. But a puzzle with no payoff isn't worth the effort.

Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

Does not provide enough 'clues' to Sophie's emotional background to make us care whether or not she survives the trauma of 7/11.

Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Wants to be smarter than it is.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The lack of proper resolution to the story is more vexing than intriguing.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Maybe November wanted to be the missing link between more conventional art-house films and the hallucinogenic dreams of David Lynch. It fails.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Sophie Burgess
In terms of being original it was very good and a different look at a bad situation, but it just left me confused as to what had actually happened. I don't… More
William Goss
A good effort to produce something somber and enthralling without being overly pretentious.
Drew Smith
An interesting but ultimately pointless movie that tries WAY too hard for the "convoluted indie mystery" effect and generally fails. If your viewer is… More
Daniel Parsons
Very interesting movie, that perhaps tries a little too hard to be different, and the resolution is unsatisfactory. But it features interesting camerawork, a… More