Artisan Entertainment | Release Date: November 16, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 27 Critics
Positive:
7
Mixed:
16
Negative:
4
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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.
63
Novocaine is neither funny enough to be a comedy, nor dark enough to be a true film noir. Like the drug of the title, it just kind of leaves you numb and anxious to taste the good stuff once again.