• Unrated, 1 hr. 20 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    David Maquiling
  • In Theaters:    Mar 23, 2001 Wide
  • On DVD:   
  • The Shooting Gallery

Too Much Sleep Reviews

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 12, 2002

An esoteric, suburban valentine driven by deadpan humor and a certain dream logic... Too Much Sleep subverts expectations more than any movie I've seen all year.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Joshua Tanzer
February 26, 2002

A darkly funny tour of deepest, strangest New Jersey.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
November 16, 2001


Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
April 10, 2001

The film moves from mere dreamlessness to its own weird magic.

Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
March 29, 2001

Too Much Sleep traffics in deadpan whimsy, always a risky business.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 28, 2001

Too Much Sleep seems more like a home movie made by your brother-in-law and his frat brothers than a real film.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 27, 2001

Full of perfectly realized touches of reality, ones that provoke both laugh-out-loud guffaws and ironic snickers.

Paul Clinton (Boxoffice)
Boxoffice Magazine
March 27, 2001

As a first offering from writer/director David Maquiling, the movie is solid indie fare.

John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

As a story, Too Much Sleep could inspire a little snooze of its own. But in images - in shots of Jack walking the suburban wasteland, of lawn sprinklers and discarded backyard toys -- it is nearly saved.

Tor Thorsen
March 23, 2001

Too Much Sleep is loaded with the same quirkiness one expects from an independent comedy, although it's not as self-consciously strange as most.

| Original Score: 3/4
John Anderson
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

For all his baggy-pants vulgarity, Eddie gives Jack the energy he needs to find his own way. And Jack finding Jack is the nut of the tale.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

A modest, non-pushy little movie, one that resists hitting you over the head to get laughs.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dave White
March 23, 2001

Darn near put me to sleep.

E! Online
March 23, 2001

Not a total snoozer, Sleep's still far from dreamy.

Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

Though far less polished (and pricey) than the average studio movie, an independent film such as Too Much Sleep easily makes up in pith and becoming modesty what it lacks in flash.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

A wickedly smart indie film.

Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
March 23, 2001

More of an interesting curio than a full-fledged film.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

Rich and droll, and yet slight -- a film of modest virtues, content to be small, achieving what it intends.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
March 23, 2001

A sleeper with promise.

Rob Blackwelder
March 23, 2001

Fatiguingly mundane snoozer.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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