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Sleep Dealer Reviews

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Top Critic
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
April 14, 2009
From the imperialist villains and their humanitarian abuses to the laborers dying on their feet, what's so clever about tricking out this worn-out tale of woe into a genre flick?
Henry Stewart
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2009
Demonstrates the difficulties that result from leaving home to find work, but in classic B-movie fashion it has a lot of fun with it too:
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Buzzine Magazine
April 3, 2009
It's a good story and is well-acted and nicely shot, but its pace is disappointingly plodding.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 2, 2009
A sci-fi production that skewers globalization challenges the intellect but fails to stir the emotions, a victim of an inadequate budget.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 29, 2009
"Sleep Dealer" is a refreshingly atmospheric low budget sci-fi thriller in the vein of Kathryn Bigelow's "Strange Days," that shows great promise for director/co-writer Alex Rivera.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
March 24, 2008
[This] lo-fi sci-fi debut is jam-packed with sly satirical gestures that more than compensate for its more-traditional shortcomings.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 4, 2008
A layer of special effects, impressively done on low budget, and vague ideas about military control and corporate greed, camouflage a naive, simplistic tale about fathers and sons and attachment to the land.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Justin Chang
Variety
January 28, 2008
Despite some clever virtual-reality concepts and projections about the next frontier of globalization, Alex Rivera's ambitious directing debut lacks the vision, or the budget, to pull off its fusion of sci-fi and aspirational saga.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2008
The freshness and ingenuity of this techno-thriller should spark a cult following.
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 19, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 19, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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