Sleepwalking Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 18, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
June 4, 2008
The let's-take-a-road-trip method of character healing has been done to death, but unlike Little Miss Sunshine, James & Tara are made up of more than just cute quirks.
| Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 24, 2008
It's a film of mood -- and the mood is perfectly captured.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 14, 2008
The cast is uniformly excellent, starting with 14-year-old Robb -- she makes a strong transition from child roles with her portrayal of the mercurial Tara.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 14, 2008
Despite its deficiencies, and the inadequate screen time allotted to Theron (who's quite good), Sleepwalking has a core of feeling. It's about a do-gooder who, lacking all skills for it, does good anyway. His emotional odyssey has real poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 13, 2008
Fine performances - including a nasty turn by Dennis Hopper - rouse Sleepwalking from its slumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Geoff Berkshire
March 13, 2008
There's an inescapable sense that we've seen this sort of dysfunctional family indie drama before, but ... Sleepwalking ultimately emerges as a solid example of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 13, 2008
Relentlessly downbeat, with a glimmer of a payoff in the last couple of scenes, Sleepwalking is a film that has 'indie' written all over it -- for better and for worse.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
March 12, 2008
Sleepwalking stands as a heartening reminder that the future of American cinema may rest with those independent filmmakers working far from the bottom-line executives heading the shattered remnants of the old Hollywood studios.
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2008
This is a breakthrough performance [for AnnaSophia Robb] that should do wonders for her career.
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 12, 2011
William Maher's melodrama is much too grim and bleak for even the most cynical viewer to enjoy...
Leo Goldsmith
August 8, 2009
Each bend in the road positively screeches with the urgency of impending catharsis, but the film never earns its resolution.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 8, 2008
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.
Prairie Miller
July 4, 2008
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.
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
May 15, 2008
Theron sneaks out the door roughly 1/2 an hour into the picture. What is the movie to do without her energy?
Graham Killeen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 11, 2008
Sleepwalking seems especially cruel to dwell on the bleak and cold at this time of year, when icy drizzle saturates the bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 25, 2008
...a lifeless movie about uninteresting people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 25, 2008
Stylistically strange, sluggish and ultimately unsatisfying domestic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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