Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking (2008)

Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, and Deborra-Lee Furness star in a family drama detailing the efforts made by an 12-year-old girl to come to terms with her mother's abandonment. Tara's… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Critic Score
17%
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User Score
43%



Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some sharp performances, Sleepwalking suffers from a grimness of tone and sluggish pacing.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The movie seems unusually honest in portraying the no-option existence of the working poor, but the story slips into melodrama in the last reel.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Portentous and dull, the film features one of the worst over-the-top performances by Dennis Hopper, who plays an abusive father. His role upends what could have been a mildly interesting family drama.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

William Maher's melodrama is much too grim and bleak for even the most cynical viewer to enjoy...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's a film of mood -- and the mood is perfectly captured.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Saddled with a title all too true to its somnambulist pace, Sleepwalking is a textbook case of a bad movie partially redeemed by good acting.

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Leo Goldsmith
indieWIRE

Each bend in the road positively screeches with the urgency of impending catharsis, but the film never earns its resolution.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Sleepwalking provides character arcs for its two protagonists but neither is as interesting or memorable as the performances warrant.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Sleepwalking is a slow-moving family drama guaranteed to induce a nap if not somnambulism.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Taking its cue from the tabloids, this is yet another addition to that tacky category of scandal sheet cinema. Why do celebrities with charmed Hollywood lives imagine everyday people as a bunch of sleazy or dimwitted degenerates, misfits and assassins.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Wonderfully life drama about the relationship between a 12-year-old girl and her uncle. Superb, naturalistic performances by the three lead actors, Nick Stahl,… More
Leigh Ryan
Cute movie, well done job by cast.
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Cast: Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Charlize Theron, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Deborra-Lee Furness, Callum Keith Rennie, Amy Matysio, Shannon Jardine,… More
Nani Vang
I've been wanting to see this when I first saw the previews for it earlier this year. Just finally got done with it. I really enjoyed this film. Nick Stahl… More
Red Lats
Tara's mother is trash, and when she's forced from her home, she bunks in with her younger brother, then deserts her brother (James) and daughter… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
Not incredible, but it packs a dramatic punch. Everyone involved delivered, but the premise wasn't particularly interesting or original.