Sleepless Night

2012

Sleepless Night

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Vincent is a well-respected cop, as well as a devoted husband and father. But below the surface of his idyllic life, Vincent is involved with a very dangerous group of gangsters and drug dealers. When Vincent and his partner are caught stealing a massive quantity of cocaine from a powerful drug lord, the darker side of Vincent's life threatens to destroy his family and career. In a race against the clock, Vincent must return the drugs in order to save his son's life. This proves to be easier said than done, as the world around him seems to conspire to keep Vincent from doing what is necessary to protect his son. -- (C) Tribeca Film

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Critic Reviews for Sleepless Night

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (1)

  • The film's headlong momentum streamrolls over all our questions, and we're carried along by the expertly choreographed action.

    Dec 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The plot is clever yet breathtakingly simple, the action is relentless but logical, and the lead role is tailor-made for Hollywood's A-list action stars.

    Aug 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The story is loaded with implausibilities, but it moves so quickly you won't have long to dwell on them, and there are a number of neatly executed reversals.

    Jul 26, 2012 | Full Review…
  • It's fast, lean, satisfying, and forgettable; nothing special, really, until you realize that the movies have largely lost the knack for brisk mayhem like this.

    Jul 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

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  • The sort of stripped-down, Francophone picture that's been spoiling American action fans over the last few years. There are no Cuisinarted fight scenes, no pauses for awkward romantic subplots.

    May 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/4
  • Charging from one beating to another, wrenching diminishing returns from drunken camera angles and cat-and-mouse games, Mr. Jardin makes Vincent's predicament as hollow as a sustained scream.

    May 10, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • Feb 26, 2014
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  • Dec 04, 2013
    "Sleepless Night" starts with Vincent(Tomer Sisley) and Manuel(Laurent Stocker) robbing an illegal drug shipment. Since one of the victims brought a knife to a gun fight, things do not go perfectly as Vincent is stabbed and there is one dead. That is now one crime that Vincent and Manuel have to investigate in their day job as police detectives. Oh, and Jose Marciano(Serge Riaboukine) would very much like his drugs back, if it is not too much trouble, as he has Vincent's son Thomas(Samy Seghir). The exchange would have gone well if Vignali(Lizzie Brochere), an internal affairs detective, had not been trailing him and moved the drugs from its hiding spot. She reports all of this to Lacombe(Julien Boisselier), her supervisor, who is in cahoots with Manuel. "Sleepless Night" proves that all you need for a well-crafted lean and mean crime thriller is some drugs, guns and one cool location, plus maybe a sense of humor. Of course, you have to keep the plates spinning non-stop which this movie does with a great deal of skill. Plus, it helps that all the depserate characters each have their specific motivations. However, there is a twist half way through the movie that takes some of the edge off but nobody's perfect. And by the end, I realized that for a movie involving a kidnapped child, this movie is surprisingly not mawkish in also being about a father's love for his son.
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  • Jul 18, 2013
    Vincent (Tomer Sisley) is involved in a dangerous situation. His job as a police officer is relatively comfortable. On the other hand, he goes out on an assignment with his partner where a substantial amount of drugs stolen from the mob has Vincent and his partner in alot of trouble with them. To turn up the heat on Vincent's comfort zone, a member of his family is abducted by the mob. The give him a very short time frame to return what belongs to them or his family member may become a part of his past. Fighting against time and one of his superiors suspecting him to be double dealing as a dirty cop on his tail. Vincent has got to turn all of this around before he loses everything. Will he succeed??? Warning: the action in this film turns up from luke warm to whit hot in a very short amount of time !!! GET THIS MOVIE!!!!
    Fascade F Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2013
    This film reminds me of another french flick called Point Blank, a film that I absolutely raved about here, in that its pacing is off the charts. Once the film gets going, it really doesn't stop. It's a frenetic film, that's for sure. The plot is simple and easy to follow and the action is in your face. The film benefits from a committed performance by Tomer Sisley who does a great job at getting over the desperation to save his son and also selling the absolute exhaustion after everything he's gone through. Sometimes the film can have a jarring effect and perhaps it was intentional but in some ways it was sometimes hard to get back into the film because of it. Still the film is exciting and thrilling to watch. This is a fun action thriller, easy to digest, but still fun.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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