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Sleepers Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Almost everything in it, true or not, plays as a cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2006
Levinson has done nothing to sift the half-truths from the melodrama...
August 15, 2002
Sleepers' ultimate sin is that it takes child sexual abuse, a subject that shouldn't be toyed with, and uses it as the impetus for a trifling revenge play.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
May 31, 2002
É um daqueles filmes que preparam o espectador durante uma hora e meia para um clímax que nunca chega.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2003
It has really impressive and diverse cast and the story itself -- fictional or not -- can attract the viewer's attention. But Levinson wastes all that opportunity with some unfortunate directing choices.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
What a more interesting film this would have been had Levinson found a way to integrate the past and the present so that one informed the other. As constructed, however, he's made a lopsided movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
That revenge is sweet is no new moral code for Hollywood, of course, but in this case it's asking quite a bit to suggest that we cheer murderers and drug dealers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 15, 2002
Drama needs conflict, and Sleepers, at the critical juncture, doesn't deliver any.
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 6, 2010
The problems start with Levinson's script, which overemploys Patric's florid narration to tell you what you're about to see, what it means and how you should feel about it.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 18, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2011
Powerful story of child abuse. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As entertainment, the movie functions successfully. But I don't believe the story is true -- not true to the facts, and not true to the morality it pretends to be about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Despite protests from the Catholic Church (which whines about any movie that portrays priests as anything less-than-pure), Sleepers, which represents two and one-half hours of gripping entertainment, is well worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2008
If audiences aren't bothered by this disturbing subtext, there's a lot to enjoy in this impeccably structured, handsomely produced saga.
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