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  • Summary: August follows Tom Sterling as an aggressive, young dot-com entrepreneur who fights to keep his start-up company afloat. Tom finds himself on a personal and professional downward spiral as he struggles to reunite with girlfriend, Sarrah, regain control of his company from his apathetic investor Ogilvie , and deal with age-old family wounds with his father, David and his brother Joshua. (First Look Studios) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Anyone who thinks that Josh Hartnett isn't a true movie star should see his riveting, high-wire performance in August.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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: 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    20
    Tedious and ultimately pointless film.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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