Doctor Sleep Reviews

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November 13, 2019
A failed attempt to recuperate the magic of 'The Shining' on the big screen. [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2019
Rose the Hat is an original and unsettling character. The other members of the True Knot are far less threatening, coming across less as avatars of unspeakable evil and more as burned-out roadies still following their favorite '70s band decades later.
November 9, 2019
The film is divided schizophrenically between telling a self-sufficient story and cannibalizing the original film. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 9, 2019
Despite some quite well executed moments, Doctor Sleep lengthens unnecessarily because Flanagan fails to combine the elements from the 80's film with the new ones. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 9, 2019
Doctor Sleep attempts to bridge the opposing visions of the events that transpired at the Overlook Hotel to varying degrees of success.
November 8, 2019
Flanagan tries to serve two masters in "Doctor Sleep," to make a movie that's both a worthy successor to Kubrick's "The Shining" and a faithful adaptation of King's books.... [but] Flanagan can't square them.
November 8, 2019
Whichever route you prefer to take to the Overlook Hotel, there are better directions available than those prescribed by Doctor Sleep.
November 8, 2019
Doctor Sleep is a conflicted and unwieldy sequel attempting to unite worlds (King and Kubrick) while telling an original story from yet another filmmaker's viewpoint (Flanagan) that never blends together.
November 8, 2019
Stephen King cannibalizes self. Flanagan cannibalizes Kubrick.
November 8, 2019
Flanagan chose to make Doctor Sleep utterly banal. Through means straightforward and blunt, he's turned a surreal simulation of succumbing to insanity into a plainly stated reminder to always be true to yourself.
November 8, 2019
Only. Kubrick. Can. Make. Kubrick. Films. Can we all just agree on that?
November 8, 2019
Beholden to two sources, "Doctor Sleep" ultimately fails to satisfy either one.
November 8, 2019
Part homage to Kubrick's moody atmospherics, and part hyper-literal superhero story, "Doctor Sleep" is stylish, engrossing, at times frustratingly illogical and, ultimately less than profoundly unsettling.
November 8, 2019
The push to echo Kubrick works well in the limited early dose we're given, but ultimately the movie takes it too far.
November 8, 2019
Doctor Sleep fails to establish its own identity - it may well put you to sleep.
November 8, 2019
[Steven King] might not ever appreciate that his personal redemption story was turned into something so deeply pitiless and provocative, but as this new film inadvertently further proves, there's only one masterpiece here, and it certainly isn't his.
November 8, 2019
A doggedly prosaic sequel to a movie that defies understanding.
November 8, 2019
Doctor Sleep is wonderfully reverent when it comes to Kubrick's film, but that means it can't escape The Shining's shadow, no matter how much King might have wanted it to.
November 8, 2019
Perhaps because of the adaptation's Frankensteined origins, that mindbending final act doesn't have a whole lot in common with the two hours (!) that precede it.
November 8, 2019
More muddled than the usual King offering, Doctor Sleep can at times seem ridiculous as it groans under the weight of having to connect with its predecessor.
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