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November Criminals (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 7 November 2017 (USA)
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After his friend is murdered, a Washington, D.C. teenager undertakes his own investigation of the crime.


Sacha Gervasi


Steven Knight (screenplay by), Sacha Gervasi (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ansel Elgort ... Addison Schacht
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Phoebe
David Strathairn ... Theo Schacht
Catherine Keener ... Fiona
Terry Kinney ... Principal Karlstadt
Cory Hardrict ... D. Cash
Philip Ettinger ... Mike Lorriner
Danny Flaherty ... Noel
Victor Williams ... Mr. Broadus
Opal Alladin ... Mrs. Broadus
Tessa Albertson ... Alex Faustner
Adrian M. Mompoint ... Bo (as Adrian Mompoint)
Karina Deyko ... Sarah
Jared Kemp ... Kevin
Samuel Ray Gates ... Detective Thompson


18-year-old Addison Schacht, a Jewish high-school senior in Washington D.C., responds to the essay question, "What are your best and worst qualities?". He explains he has only bad qualities, as illustrated by the events of his senior year. They include collecting offensive jokes; dealing drugs to his classmates; and insulting teachers, fellow students, and his girlfriend's mother. But his classmate is killed, and he begins to investigate the death.

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Inspired by the acclaimed novel.


Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including teen sexuality, drug material, brief violence and strong language | See all certifications »

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los criminales de noviembre See more »

Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in Providence, Cranston, and East Greenwich Rhode Island See more »


[first lines]
Addison Schacht: [as home movie plays] My mother died six months ago today. At the hospital, they told us she'd had an aneurysm. There was nothing I could do for her. I guess I've gotten pretty good at pretending to be okay.
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Written by John Newton
Performed by Cranston High School East Choir
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Baby Driver turns detective
22 January 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ansel Elgort who scored so well in Baby Driver as the young getaway driver in that multi-caper film plays the lead here in November Criminals. After losing his virginity to Chloe Grace Moretz he learns that a friend from school was shot down execution style on his job in a cafeteria.

It really unnerves him and Elgort is a sensitive kid, college bound and now with a new girlfriend. But he feels that the shooting is going to be put aside and turn cold on the already crime ridden Washington, DC police.

Elgort really ticks off all the authorities, police, educational and even his widowed father. Not to mention the mother of Moretz, Catherine Keener also raising her as a single parent.

In the end he finds out he didn't know the friend he had as well as he thought and it almost costs him his life.

Both Moretz and Elgort are an attractive couple and I'm agreeing with the other reviewer who said he thought they might be an off screen item. They certainly did have good chemistry together.

Look for a nice performance from Danny Flaherty as a former schoolmate of Elgort who has dropped out for the lucrative trade of illegal pharmaceuticals. He looks like he's own best customer. And the shooter Phillip Ettinger is also memorable.

Ansel Elgort could have a big future in the cinema.

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