August

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Anyone who thinks that Josh Hartnett isn't a true movie star should see his riveting, high-wire performance in August.
  2. 75
    Stylish, well acted drama.
  3. There's not much to it, but Austin Chick's hyper-focused indie does serve as a nicely assured showcase for lead Josh Hartnett.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    This middling drama has no glaring faults, but simply lacks the intended urgency.
  5. 42
    Chick's underwhelming exploration of post-millennial angst is as empty and vacant as its protagonist's inexpressive peepers.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 20
    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.
  9. 20
    Tedious and ultimately pointless film.
  10. 12
    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.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 11, 2016
    8
    Josh Hartnett is brilliant as usual. The whole concept of the financial/business sector made sense, but the movie itself was just average.Josh Hartnett is brilliant as usual. The whole concept of the financial/business sector made sense, but the movie itself was just average.

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  2. SeanF.
    Aug 22, 2009
    8
    I enjoyed this movie quite a bit, I even thought that it flowed like poetry (the pieces all fit together very well). Possibly Josh I enjoyed this movie quite a bit, I even thought that it flowed like poetry (the pieces all fit together very well). Possibly Josh Hartnett's best performance yet, it seemed like the movie must have been written for him to play the lead role. Overall, the film does a good job of capturing the e-commerce, irrational exuberance of the early 2000's, late 1990's. Full Review »
  3. KeithJ
    Jan 4, 2009
    7
    Don't trust movie critics (generally smart people who majored in English and are annoyed they were left out of the tech boom) to rate Don't trust movie critics (generally smart people who majored in English and are annoyed they were left out of the tech boom) to rate this movie accurately. Some get it right, but many downplay it because it isn't a topic of interest to them. If you were touched by the dot-com bubble - for example, if you lost half your net worth when the NASDAQ collapsed, or especially if you worked in the dot-com industry back then - you will find this movie hard to stop watching. It's not perfect. Some dialogue is leaden, and there are subplots that get too much screen time. But worth watching if the subject matter is of interest. Full Review »