The Sleepwalker
The Sleepwalker (2014)

Shocking family secrets shatter a woman's quiet country life in this psychosexual thriller. Young couple Kaia (Gitte Witt) and Andrew (Christopher Abbott) spend their days restoring her family's sprawling rural estate. Their peace… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 21, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2015
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The setup has mysterious promise, but the film cheaps out on a satisfying payoff.

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Violet Lucca
Village Voice

The Sleepwalker distinguishes itself from most entries in this angst-ridden genre by way of superb writing, smoldering performances, and hauntingly beautiful imagery from first-time director Mona Fastvold.

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

The Sleepwalker is a good movie stuck between too much style and too little direction.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

With strong assists from the cinematographer Zachary Galler and her ex-husband, the composer Sondre Lerche, Ms. Fastvold, previously a director of music videos, has painted a resonant tableau of dysfunction.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

None of the characters is particularly likable or admirable, leaving little opportunity for sympathy or curiosity to penetrate the constantly heightened air of psychodrama.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette assured first feature that seems to announce the arrival of impressive cinematic sensibility.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Among the many unanswered questions, I ask: Where do they find this junk, and where do so many amateurs get the money to finance it?

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Dennis Harvey

Mona Fastvold's consistently intriguing debut may leave audiences feeling it's all buildup and scant payoff.

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Jennifer Chang
Under the Radar

If the finale was able to match the suspenseful buildup, the scale might have tipped to make The Sleepwalker a remarkable accomplishment, rather than a letdown.

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