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Sleep Dealer Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2009
Sleep Dealer is flawed, but still vibrant and inventive. Whether he finds larger budgets or keeps doing movie like this, Rivera is definitely a filmmaker to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
Alex Rivera's overstuffed but intriguing feature debut, Sleep Dealer, takes a speculative leap into Tijuana's near future, imagining the next evolution of cheap labor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2009
Clearly, Rivera knows one of the great gifts of the sci-fi genre. An uncanny world invites new ways of seeing. It offers new chances to ask the hard -- and too often, hardened -- questions.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2009
The combination of rusty amateurism, future technology, and clear-and-present politics creates a trippy time-space kick: This dusty little movie feels like yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 2009
Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously futuristic, Sleep Dealer is a welcome surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2009
Sleep Dealer is an unusually thoughtful science fiction film, using the speculative energy of the genre to explore some troubling and complex contemporary issues.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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?
January 19, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.