Underwhelming in story line and a little too precious in its strategies, Sleep is art house in the extreme.
An overly dry shot at creating something quirky that misfires as often as it hits due to a misconfigured sense of comic timing.
| Original Score: 3/5
...Maquiling's film derails and can barely sustain interest for it's remaining hour.
| Original Score: C
Fatiguingly mundane snoozer.
| Original Score: 1/4
| Original Score: 2/4
A convenient semi-mystery without a hint of suspense.
There's no way that [Maquiling's] key figure could possibly grow up in such a short time.
Too Much Sleep seems more like a home movie made by your brother-in-law and his frat brothers than a real film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The material is slender, the characters not sufficiently engaging or eccentric for a feature-length movie.
For all its strengths, Too Much Sleep is ultimately uninvolving.
Feels very much like a student film -- meticulous, mannered and much too precious for its own good.
Darn near put me to sleep.
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.
Too Much Sleep traffics in deadpan whimsy, always a risky business.
Not a total snoozer, Sleep's still far from dreamy.
Rich and droll, and yet slight -- a film of modest virtues, content to be small, achieving what it intends.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: A-
There's something oddly fresh and naively chipper about writer/director David Maquiling's feature debut.
| Original Score: B
Full of perfectly realized touches of reality, ones that provoke both laugh-out-loud guffaws and ironic snickers.
A likably offbeat, intelligent American indie.