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Sleepless wastes a talented cast -- and solid source material -- on a tired crime drama whose clichés rapidly outnumber its thrills.



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SLEEPLESS stars Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) as undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs' teenage son. In one sleepless night he will have to rescue his son, evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.

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The sheer silliness defeated me.

May 4, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Monaghan and Foxx, for all their gifts, can't transcend the material, though they do get more out of it than most others would be able to.

Jan 25, 2017 | Full Review…

It might not be Donald Westlake, but it does its thing: meaningless, nonstop violence and movement, enacted by a large cast of characters who are only looking out to survive into the next scene.

Jan 17, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Alas, Andrea Berloff's screenplay has more holes than a trawlerman's net, none bigger than a gut-cut Foxx nursing a gaping wound for two-thirds of the picture while still managing to dodge bullets and roll with the punches.

Jan 16, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

We get muttering and glowering from Mr. Foxx, a story that can't manage enough twists to tie a shoelace, and set pieces that have been done better in other movies.

Jan 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The listless, shoddy sort of remake where it feels like all of the characters have already seen the movie they're in, Sleepless reduces one of the best action films of the 21st century into one of the most benign.

Jan 13, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sleepless

A far cry from the worst film of the year, but it does seem surprising that someone as talented as Jamie Foxx would bother with something this overpoweringly generic.

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Gimly M.

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A series of clichés and action tropes which are enjoyable if you have nothing else to watch but it is nothing you will remember after the film ends. Despite the fact the film actually tries to set up for a sequel, Sleepless is a one and done crime drama that is about as original as the French film that it is based on.

Jacob Smith
Jacob Smith

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Sleepless is like your average sleepwalk journey. Nothing to expect, nothing to remember, nothing to cheer on. It's a series of fellow dreams that just seem forgettable to the maximum.

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