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The Perfect Sleep (2008)

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After a 10 year absence a man returns to his home town to protect the woman he loves from their mutual enemy who seeks to finally end a long standing war between their families.

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Cast

Anton Pardoe
as The Narrator
Roselyn Sanchez
as Porphyria
Tony Amendola
as Dr. Sebastian
Dominiquie Vandenberg
as Captain Keller
Sam Thakur
as The Rajah
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Critic Reviews for The Perfect Sleep

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

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…

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…

Unfortunately, Alter's often inventive work is kneecapped by a deliriously nonsensical script, which misses the mark as both over-the-top parody and straight-faced homage, and could have been intended as either.

March 13, 2009 | Full Review…

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Is this suppose to be funny? Lame.

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