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

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 22, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Leo Goldsmith

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

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

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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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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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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Zac Stanford's screenplay works only as a theorem proving Murphy's Law.

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Prairie Miller

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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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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

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.

Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

If you enjoyed MONSTER'S BALL (it's not as good as that one however), you might find yourself pulled in by this moving drama.

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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.
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
Manu Gino
Excellent film! A great story everyone will enjoy. Forced out of her home after her boyfriend is arrested, Joleen Reedy needs a place to stay with her… More