Sleepless (2017)

SLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 13, 2017
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2017
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sleepless wastes a talented cast -- and solid source material -- on a tired crime drama whose clichés rapidly outnumber its thrills.

Michael Nordine
Village Voice

Monaghan and Foxx, for all their gifts, can't transcend the material, though they do get more out of it than most others would be able to.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

We get muttering and glowering from Mr. Foxx, a story that can't manage enough twists to tie a shoelace, and set pieces that have been done better in other movies.

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Edu Galán
Cinemanía (Spain)

... one does not know if Jamie Foxx is in it for drama, action or comedy. [Full review in Spanish]

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

It might not be Donald Westlake, but it does its thing: meaningless, nonstop violence and movement, enacted by a large cast of characters who are only looking out to survive into the next scene.

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David Ehrlich

The listless, shoddy sort of remake where it feels like all of the characters have already seen the movie they're in, Sleepless reduces one of the best action films of the 21st century into one of the most benign.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

It's macho, tediously violent and seemingly shot almost entirely within the confines of one of the resort's casino-hotels. I certainly won't be making a reservation.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Alas, Andrea Berloff's screenplay has more holes than a trawlerman's net, none bigger than a gut-cut Foxx nursing a gaping wound for two-thirds of the picture while still managing to dodge bullets and roll with the punches.

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Matt Zoller Seitz

One of those movies that needed to be a lot better or a lot worse to make much of an impression.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

You'll probably spot most of the twists coming. But the film's relentless pace ensures the excitement rarely flags.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly M.
A far cry from the worst film of the year, but it does seem surprising that someone as talented as Jamie Foxx would bother with something this overpoweringly… More
Jacob Smith
A series of clichés and action tropes which are enjoyable if you have nothing else to watch but it is nothing you will remember after the film ends. Despite the… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Sleepless is like your average sleepwalk journey. Nothing to expect, nothing to remember, nothing to cheer on. It's a series of fellow dreams that just… More