Sleeper Reviews

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Top Critic
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 18, 2013
These days, comedy beggars can't be choosers. Woody Allen is about all we've got. And Woody, please stay healthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 26, 2009
Allen's investigation of a "cosmic screwing" registers Kubrickian sci-fi

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 4, 2007
Like most of Allen's movies, this one is better than the box-office receipts would indicate; it still looks good many years after it was shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2007
As a stand-up routine it's a scream.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 2, 2007
The mild comedy antics are zany and the sci-fi parody is mostly pleasant.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Plenty of one-liners, and it has the best banana-skin joke in film history.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
Chaos is a bullet that rips through "Sleeper," which helps to make it the silly, freakish hit that it is.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 30, 2005
Pound for pound and minute for minute, Sleeper may just have more laughs in it than any other Woody Allen movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Elley
Variety
May 20, 2005
The film is loaded with throwaway literacy and broad slapstick, and while it fumbles the end, the parade of verbal and visual amusement is pleasant as long as it lasts.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Sleeper is the closest Allen has come to classic slapstick-and-chase comedy, and he's good at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
Good early Allen just before he became great.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Sleeper is terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Slapstick is still alive in Allen's futuristic vision in which the auteur awakes to a world comically set 200 years in the future.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
March 7, 2003
Easily Woody's funniest film. A comic classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ted Prigge
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A great work of comic art.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Madcap, irreverent and offbeat are adjectives one would use to describe Sleeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Sleeper (1973) is Woody Allen's science-fiction satirical comedy classic and screwball comedy about the future - with Dixieland and swing music.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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