Close Your Eyes (Doctor Sleep)
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Close Your Eyes (Doctor Sleep)
A hypnotist with psychic talents is drawn into a criminal case with bizarre implications in this thriller from Great Britain. Dr. Michael Strother (Goran Visnjic) is a psychologist and hypnotherapist who has relocated from the United States to England after an ugly incident in which a boy under Strother's care died while swimming, possibly due to a mistakenly triggered hypnotic suggestion. Strother sometimes sees visions which he believes are images from the minds of his patients, and while hypnotizing Janet Losey (Shirley Henderson), a police detective who is trying to give up cigarettes,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The atmospheric psychological thriller weaves a compelling web thanks to dense, stylized direction by Nick Willing and a smartly assembled cast."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"An occasionally engaging but more often gruesome British thriller."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Its solid horror pedigree is all the more enjoyable because it comes as such a surprise -- forgotten in a dusty corner and just waiting for the right fan to find it."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"I'm not sure what attracted such a strong cast to take part in such nonsense, although I wouldn't be surprised if a gently swaying pocket watch was involved."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Requires an insupportable suspension of disbelief to swallow its convoluted and absurd scenario...still, it's made with a seriousness that's oddly refreshing."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"... one of the best thrillers I've seen probably since The Ring."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"If you can overlook its TV-episode look, occasional lapses in logic and detours into lurid overkill, this old-school psychological thriller, which marries a tracking-the- serial-killer narrative with occult themes, is a creepy diversion."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"...a surprisingly effective little thriller..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A European-flavored thriller of manufactured morbidity that starts strong but becomes just another ridiculous potboiler mystery wrapped in the guise of the occult and arcane."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"For a film that took three years to be released, [it] is a surprise, a creepy and disturbing psychological thriller which features a number of effective scares."
‑ Edward Havens,
"On their way to confront ancient evil, Strother and Losey keep tripping over timeworn cliches."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"May be the worst-directed movie exported by England in this young century."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"Visnjic proves he can conceivably carry a movie if given a chance. But he still needs to find one worth his time."
‑ Christopher Null,
"This hypno-thriller is a better story than most horror films... but it builds to this big showdown, which turns out to be a letdown."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Amusingly messy. This playful pastiche could also be called Don't Look Now at the Silence of the Sixth Dead Dunwitch Zone, Psycho!"
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
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