Invites for one-day-only press screenings of Ridley Scott‘s Napoleon were received yesterday. The big day is Tuesday, 11.14 in Manhattan and Los Angeles — day and evening screenings with the review embargo lifting at 7 pm eastern, 4 pm L.A. time.

That’s not much time to bang out a thoughtful review but this is a rough-and-tumble racket.

Scott’s long-awaited epic (157 minutes) will open in theatres eight days later on the 60th anniversary of JFK’s murder — Wednesday, 11.22. A four-hour-plus director’s cut will stream on Apple + sometime down the road, possibly in late December or certainly by January.

Here’s a year-old research screening rave, posted by Jordan Ruimy.