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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There's not much to it, but Austin Chick's hyper-focused indie does serve as a nicely assured showcase for lead Josh Hartnett. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Another among this year's crop of features that demonstrates that having a cast with indie cred can sometimes do little to buoy a film's miscalculated execution. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Stylish, well acted drama. show more

  • 12
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As usual, Hartnett exhibits the acting ability of linoleum; his performance would not be measurably changed if he lapsed into a coma halfway through. Only an amusing cameo by David Bowie enlivens things, but he's onscreen for just about two minutes at the end. show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    Tedious and ultimately pointless film. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Anyone who thinks that Josh Hartnett isn't a true movie star should see his riveting, high-wire performance in August. show more

  • 50
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    This middling drama has no glaring faults, but simply lacks the intended urgency. show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    The movie's amoral momentum is fatally slowed by an acronym-heavy script and flimsy characterizations that offer fine actors -- including Rip Torn as Tom's contemptuous father and Naomie Harris as his missed opportunity -- little to play. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    August seems to be missing something essential--a prologue? Or maybe it's not what's missing that's the problem, but what's here. show more

  • 42
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Chick's underwhelming exploration of post-millennial angst is as empty and vacant as its protagonist's inexpressive peepers. show more

  • September 02, 2008 skingsransom
    Report This User

    Could not even finish the movie it was sooooo dull. Rented it due to Hartnett but the story was so dull I could not even get half way through it for him.

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