Sleepers Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A perfectly competent Hollywood revenge fantasy.
January 1, 2000
The plot is complicated and the climax is subtle. But for much of the movie, Levinson ... is still in that Natural mode, wherehe doesn't trust his audience to get it.
January 1, 2000
Spanning two decades and with a star studded cast all at the top of their form, Levinson's Sleepers is a phenomenal film experience.
January 1, 2000
Finally redeems [Levinson] for the idiocy of Disclosure and Toys.
January 1, 2000
It explores whole lives, capturing terror, shame, vulnerability and the burning, fleeting satisfaction of retribution. And it leaves its audience speechless.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Engrosses if it doesn't fully convince.
January 1, 2000
The implausibility of this story is high, but it still retains the vibrance and interest of all good prison and courtroom dramas.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Almost everything in it, true or not, plays as a cliche.
January 1, 2000
A harrowing tale that includes a preposterous court case, an-eye-for-an-eye moral, and fine acting from a star-packed cast.
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.
October 18, 1996
October 18, 1996
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