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Sleepless Night Reviews

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 10, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
The great F. Scott Fitzgerald once said 'action is character' and by this notion, Vincent is a goddamn great character.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Odie Henderson
Chicago Sun-Times
April 25, 2012
A frenetic French action film that will either get your heart or your head pounding. This is a relentless genre exercise, both exhilarating and exhausting.
Edmund Lee
Screen International
March 29, 2016
Sufficiently diverting yet predictable enough to be just the perfect fodder for genre cinema enthusiasts.
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
A not-entirely flawless genre title that nonetheless succeeds thanks to its story and actors...
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
But wouldn't it have been really cool if Vincent were actually corrupt and we rooted for him anyway?
Simon Foster
August 23, 2012
The old comedian's adage 'If they buy the set-up, they buy the gag' is particularly pertinent to the grandly implausible premise of Sleepless Night, Frederic Jardin's frantic action-thriller.
Drew McWeeny
April 25, 2012
It's a strong movie overall, and I think audiences here should get a chance to see the original before the inevitable sequel is released.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
May 10, 2012
Greyhound-lean and adrenaline-dazed, Sleepless Night keeps up a relentless pace once it arrives at its main location.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tony Macklin
April 20, 2012
Sleepless Night (Nuit blanche) is one frenetic French dream. It's slam-bang mayhem -- with an active intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Todd Gilchrist
The Playlist
September 29, 2011
less uniquely designed than just extremely well-crafted, combining a variety of familiar ideas into one cohesive, streamlined and supremely effective effort.
| Original Score: B+
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 10, 2012
This tense French thriller never goes anywhere new, but nonetheless keeps up an admirable adrenaline kick till the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eric Kohn
April 25, 2012
Despite the ongoing momentum, Sleepless Night never loses touch with its story.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Brian Tallerico
July 27, 2012
The majority of this accomplished action flick takes place in one location on one crazy night and the result is a more intense, visceral experience than a vast majority of the Hollywood blockbusters you could see this Summer movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5.0
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 17, 2013
Breathlessly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 11, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
July 12, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 23, 2011 impressively visceral piece of work that boasts a number of thrilling action sequences and interludes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Singer
October 3, 2011
A midnight screening of Sleepless Night woke me up more effectively than any cup of coffee I've ever had in my life.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
April 25, 2012
Full-tilt French crime film weaves multiple threads of cat-and-mouse through the labyrinthine innards of a big nightclub.
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