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Sleep Dealer Reviews

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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?
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
April 3, 2009
It's a good story and is well-acted and nicely shot, but its pace is disappointingly plodding.
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+
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
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.
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+
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.
January 25, 2008
The freshness and ingenuity of this techno-thriller should spark a cult following.
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 19, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 19, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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