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A tortured man returns to a city he never wanted to see again to save the woman he loves.

Cast & Crew

Anton Pardoe
The Narrator
Tony Amendola
Dr. Sebastian
Sam Thakur
The Rajah
Michael Paré
Officer Pavlovich
Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Gregor
John Fleck
Van Heflin
Keith Kjarval
Executive Producer
Jay Sedrish
Executive Producer
David Vanian
Original Music
Charles Papert
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Martin Hunter
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Caroline Liem
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Critic Reviews for The Perfect Sleep

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (8)

  • There are shadows on top of shadows. It's the film noir universe, all right. What does the title refer to? Perhaps to what you will enjoy during the film.

    May 7, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Easy on the eyes but brutal on the ears, The Perfect Sleep fuses Shakespearean tragedy and noir iconography into a strange, lovely, leaden ball of confusion.

    March 27, 2009 | Rating: 2/5
  • The disjointed story is no more comprehensible than The Big Sleep. Though Alter is no Howard Hawks and Pardoe and Sanchez are no Bogie and Bacall, this movie looks great. You won't nap through The Perfect Sleep.

    March 27, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Alter's film is a rare pleasure.

    March 25, 2009 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
  • The Perfect Sleep is an empty homage to a bygone genre.

    March 23, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Style significantly trumps substance in The Perfect Sleep, a good-looking but convoluted homage to film noir, Russian literature and Shakespearean tragedy, among a few too many other things.

    March 13, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There are shadows on top of shadows. It's the film noir universe, all right. What does the title refer to? Perhaps to what you will enjoy during the film.

    May 7, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Easy on the eyes but brutal on the ears, The Perfect Sleep fuses Shakespearean tragedy and noir iconography into a strange, lovely, leaden ball of confusion.

    March 27, 2009 | Rating: 2/5
  • The disjointed story is no more comprehensible than The Big Sleep. Though Alter is no Howard Hawks and Pardoe and Sanchez are no Bogie and Bacall, this movie looks great. You won't nap through The Perfect Sleep.

    March 27, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Alter's film is a rare pleasure.

    March 25, 2009 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
  • might not strictly be novel, or original, or even entertaining - but it cuts to something quintessential about cinema, as if to say: with visuals like these, what does it matter?

    July 28, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Well-directed with exquisite visuals, but suffers from an often dull, convoluted and confusing plot as well as too much style over substance.

    March 29, 2009 | Rating: 5.0/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Perfect Sleep

  • Feb 12, 2011
    a guilty pleasure. although not superbly well acted (except for tony amendola and anton pardoe who also wrote & produced it). for something that's obviously low budget... give pardoe a break. film noir fan!!!
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  • Jan 31, 2010
    Is this suppose to be funny? Lame.
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