Sleepless Night Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
A not-entirely flawless genre title that nonetheless succeeds thanks to its story and actors...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 17, 2013
Breathlessly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
The great F. Scott Fitzgerald once said 'action is character' and by this notion, Vincent is a goddamn great character.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 23, 2012
The old comedian's adage 'If they buy the set-up, they buy the gag' is particularly pertinent to the grandly implausible premise of Sleepless Night, Frederic Jardin's frantic action-thriller.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 16, 2012
The plot is clever yet breathtakingly simple, the action is relentless but logical, and the lead role is tailor-made for Hollywood's A-list action stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
July 27, 2012
The majority of this accomplished action flick takes place in one location on one crazy night and the result is a more intense, visceral experience than a vast majority of the Hollywood blockbusters you could see this Summer movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
July 26, 2012
The story is loaded with implausibilities, but it moves so quickly you won't have long to dwell on them, and there are a number of neatly executed reversals.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 12, 2012
It's fast, lean, satisfying, and forgettable; nothing special, really, until you realize that the movies have largely lost the knack for brisk mayhem like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
July 10, 2012
Kind of like Oliver Stone's Savages or French director Fred Cavayť's Point Blank, but without the nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
May 11, 2012
Sleepless Night is lean to the edge of emaciated with logic wobbles best not lingered on, but Jardin's control of tempo and tone is crackerjack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 11, 2012
The sort of stripped-down, Francophone picture that's been spoiling American action fans over the last few years. There are no Cuisinarted fight scenes, no pauses for awkward romantic subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 10, 2012
Charging from one beating to another, wrenching diminishing returns from drunken camera angles and cat-and-mouse games, Mr. Jardin makes Vincent's predicament as hollow as a sustained scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 10, 2012
This tense French thriller never goes anywhere new, but nonetheless keeps up an admirable adrenaline kick till the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
May 10, 2012
Greyhound-lean and adrenaline-dazed, Sleepless Night keeps up a relentless pace once it arrives at its main location.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
May 8, 2012
Jardin ... brings a restless intelligence and disciplined glee to Sleepless Night that far surpasses its cinematic influences.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 8, 2012
An American remake is already being prepped. We suggest Hollywood simply cries uncle now and calls it a day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
April 25, 2012
Despite the ongoing momentum, Sleepless Night never loses touch with its story.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Odie Henderson
Chicago Sun-Times
April 25, 2012
A frenetic French action film that will either get your heart or your head pounding. This is a relentless genre exercise, both exhilarating and exhausting.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
April 25, 2012
There's no mistaking Jardin's playful mastery of the Hollywood-style action aesthetic; his movie starts in high gear and accelerates steadily from there.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 25, 2012
Full-tilt French crime film weaves multiple threads of cat-and-mouse through the labyrinthine innards of a big nightclub.
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