Sleep Tight (2012)

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Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar (Luis Tosar) harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara (Marta Clara), one of his building's cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, Cesar becomes determined to ruin her life by any means. (c) Official Site
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NR
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Luis Tosar
as César
Marta Etura
as Clara
Iris Almeida
as Ursula
Pep Tosar
as Ursula
Petra Martínez
as Veronica
Carlos Lasarte
as Vecino 4ºB
Margarita Roset
as Madre de César
Tony Corvillo
as Policía 1
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Critic Reviews for Sleep Tight

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (8)

Unsettling tale of obsession benefits from black-comic undercurrents.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

"Sleep Tight" makes a sounder case for nocturnal Webcams than the "Paranormal Activity" franchise ever could.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

A nifty little thriller that dances on the boundary between plausible and preposterous.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
NPR
Top Critic

Mr. Balagueró is so overtaken by his villain that he becomes like César, displaying an eagerness to play the role of tormentor, which kills both the movie's pleasure and its flickering political subtext.

October 25, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

This is a crime story with little to no interest in the who or the why, but only the what and the how. It's a reverse-procedural, tracking not the solution of a crime, but all of its awful particulars.

Full Review… | October 24, 2012
AV Club
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Here is a unique fright flick that sets out to terrify and does it to capacity, eschewing fangs and claws to find chills and thrills in the unquenchable evil of human madness.

Full Review… | October 23, 2012
New York Observer
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Audience Reviews for Sleep Tight

½

From beginning to end with nearly no let-up, "Sleep Tight" is squirm-inducing. The entire cast is terrific in their roles however, Luis Tosar plays his repulsive, disgusting, character to perfection. I seriously wanted to take a shower after spending an hour and a half following him around. Some minor issues include the "ridiculous" police-work and the attempt to provoke us to care for the main character. While there are some scenes that produce tension with our protagonist; I absolutely was "not" rooting for him to escape detection. This character as well as being very creepy, is literally one of the biggest assholes ever; the ending, while somewhat predictable, was the icing on the cake.

Matthew Rodrigues
Matthew Rodrigues

Super Reviewer

Having majority liked the movie, the director's efforts seems to have gone in vain. He failed in torturing most of the audience & making them unhappy. I'd have been one of the victims had he paced it too slow, but given the case, I found it passable.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

½

Excellent thriller. Very tense and a great story. The performance of the main character is nothing short of brilliant.

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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