Sleepers Reviews

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September 7, 2011
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.
August 14, 2009
It is all legally preposterous. But Levinson is a slick craftsman, his actors are insinuatingly real, and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus casts a disarmingly believable light on these proceedings.
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.
February 9, 2006
Levinson has done nothing to sift the half-truths from the melodrama...
June 18, 2002
At times the images are agonizing to behold, men in their most desperate, hateful depths preying on children. The film, exceptional on many counts, ultimately is sad in a hopeless, haunting way.
April 27, 2015
It plays out as a stylish and lurid amoral vigilante thriller, one that never earns the viewer's confidence that this is the real thing.
November 13, 2013
Views the gray tones of good and evil and what lengths people are willing to go through to re-claim the dignity they lost as children.
August 24, 2011
August 16, 2011
Tense and gripping, with first-rate acting, but coincidences, hyperbole, and improbability, too. (Blu-ray edition)
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