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The Perfect Sleep Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

might not strictly be novel, or original, or even entertaining - but it cuts to something quintessential about cinema, as if to say: with visuals like these, what does it matter?

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

July 28, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The disjointed story is no more comprehensible than The Big Sleep. Though Alter is no Howard Hawks and Pardoe and Sanchez are no Bogie and Bacall, this movie looks great. You won't nap through The Perfect Sleep.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 27, 2009
Mark Holcomb
Time Out New York
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Alter's film is a rare pleasure.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

March 25, 2009
Scott Weinberg

An undeniably odd mixture of 80% noir, 15% action, and 5% random homage. I dug it.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 13, 2009
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine

The well-chosen supporting cast also deliver with especially sharp turns from Sanchez, Bauchau and Amendola who act this script as if it were Shakespeare.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 11, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There are shadows on top of shadows. It's the film noir universe, all right. What does the title refer to? Perhaps to what you will enjoy during the film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 7, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Well-directed with exquisite visuals, but suffers from an often dull, convoluted and confusing plot as well as too much style over substance.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.0/10

March 29, 2009
Prairie Miller

Nothing makes much sense in this ridiculously high minded narrative, but the emptiness is brimming with intensity and attitude, along with some inspired night vision footage and dialogue delivered as over the top self-serious soundbites.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

March 27, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Easy on the eyes but brutal on the ears, The Perfect Sleep fuses Shakespearean tragedy and noir iconography into a strange, lovely, leaden ball of confusion.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 27, 2009
Henry Stewart
Slant Magazine

The Perfect Sleep is an empty homage to a bygone genre.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 23, 2009
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Style significantly trumps substance in The Perfect Sleep, a good-looking but convoluted homage to film noir, Russian literature and Shakespearean tragedy, among a few too many other things.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 13, 2009
Andrew Barker
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Unfortunately, Alter's often inventive work is kneecapped by a deliriously nonsensical script, which misses the mark as both over-the-top parody and straight-faced homage, and could have been intended as either.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 13, 2009
Lance Goldenberg
L.A. Weekly
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An ungainly fusion of dutiful homage and snarky send-up.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 12, 2009
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