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August

(2008)

Rated R for language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 07/11/2008 , 88min.
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Viewer Score
53%
Viewer score based on 6 ratings
39%
Critic score based on 10 reviews

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September 02, 2008
SKingsransom
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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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. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
This middling drama has no glaring faults, but simply lacks the intended urgency. Full Review
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. Full Review
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. Full Review
Justin Lowe
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. Full Review

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