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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Slack direction fails to touch a nerve. Martin was scarier and funnier extracting Bill Murray's molars without Novocaine in "Little Shop of Horrors." Now that was one crazy dentist. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Spins an unconvincing, miscast noir tale. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    With Bonham Carter's been-there, done-that performance and a plot that spins out of control, we end up with a movie that you can't quite sink your teeth into. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Starts out stylishly, and promisingly, but then coarsens into a silly parody of film noir. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    One moment it's farcical comedy, the next it's gruesome melodrama. The movie never finds the right tone. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The result is a performance that is neither funny nor empathetic, and the romance that develops between the dentist and the junkie patient is not strong enough to support the mystery. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Quite apart from wringing the last molecule of vividness from his freewheeling roster of loose cannons, he brings to his direction of Martin a finesse shared by only a few of the directors who have worked with the comedian-actor. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A screwball film noir with a lot of medium laughs and a few great big ones, show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A funny and constantly surprising exercise in comic tension. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Martin's most adventurous film in many years, may be next best thing to a quick shot of nitrous oxide. show more

  • May 14, 2012 cj00000000123833
    Report This User

    I (HARRIET MARIE YOUNGBLOOD) WAS A MOVIE EXTRA AS THE CHARACTER ROLE OF THE ANGRY MOM IN THIS MOVIE STARRING OPPOSITE OF MY FIRSTBORN SON WHOSE CHARACTER ROLE WAS OF THE DELINQUENT SON FOR THIS MOVIE \"NOVOCAINE\" THAT WAS PARTIALLY FILMED IN THE CICERO MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN 2000.

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