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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    40
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    This middling drama has no glaring faults, but simply lacks the intended urgency.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    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.