The Science of Sleep Reviews

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August 28, 2009
A nightmare
February 28, 2008
It's not that The Science of Sleep is a terrible film. It's not. It's just that it doesn't operate properly and there's nothing worse than seeing a film in which obvious design and potential is ultimately unfulfilled.
February 26, 2008
July 14, 2007
February 16, 2007
It's all lovely to look at, but becomes progressively wearisome.
February 16, 2007
Dreams are easy to invent, and as easy to forget. The real challenge is to invent stories that have a stake in logic as well as truth.
February 5, 2007
I'm not sure I would have recommended it in the theater %u2013 where you're paying full ticket price and therefore expect a cohesive experience %u2013 but on DVD it's worth a look.
February 3, 2007
Although it has its moments to delight the eye, in the end the movie is neither very cerebral nor very charming but more like weird and wayward.
February 3, 2007
January 11, 2007
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP has some magical moments, butjust as the protagonist struggles with finding a place that can integrate his dream life with reality, the movie fights against itself and eventually leaves the audience as the loser.
November 20, 2006
A viewer can admire and be amused by what Gondry's doing without ever really connecting emotionally with the film.
October 25, 2006
Navel-gazing director Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") wears his developmentally arrested heart on his sleeve, on his pants, and on his forehead in the most self-indulgent movie of 2006.
October 22, 2006
Writer/director Michael Gondry bets his film that the viewer will be so engrossed in his characters and images, they will not mind having the rug pulled form under them time and again. He loses that bet.
October 14, 2006
The backloading of the film's intelligence isn't sufficient reward for having made it through 100 minutes of capricious indulgence.
October 2, 2006
Maybe Gondry should have put more science in his fantasy of unrequited love, because little about it feels grounded in anything real ... Like most dreams, you're liable to forget about it in the morning.
October 2, 2006
Really nothing more than a phantasmagorical reworking of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty using lots of tacky effects and goofy imagery.
October 2, 2006
September 29, 2006
Comes off as frustratingly surreal and even a bit pretentious.
September 29, 2006
[Stephane's] merely one more guy with a Peter Pan issues, which doesn't quite rise to the level of tragedy, much as Gondry wants to suffuse the third act with sadness.
September 29, 2006
The movie plays like an exhausted hallucination, disjointed and frustrating, much of it owing to the lack of chemistry Gondry allows between his stars.
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