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Too Much Sleep Reviews

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Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 22, 2001
Underwhelming in story line and a little too precious in its strategies, Sleep is art house in the extreme.
Christopher Null
March 7, 2001
An overly dry shot at creating something quirky that misfires as often as it hits due to a misconfigured sense of comic timing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 19, 2001
...Maquiling's film derails and can barely sustain interest for it's remaining hour.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Blackwelder
March 23, 2001
Fatiguingly mundane snoozer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
November 16, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean O'Connell
March 22, 2001
A convenient semi-mystery without a hint of suspense.
Harvey S. Karten
March 2, 2001
There's no way that [Maquiling's] key figure could possibly grow up in such a short time.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 28, 2001
Too Much Sleep seems more like a home movie made by your brother-in-law and his frat brothers than a real film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
February 21, 2001
The material is slender, the characters not sufficiently engaging or eccentric for a feature-length movie.
Gary Mairs
March 12, 2001
For all its strengths, Too Much Sleep is ultimately uninvolving.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 19, 2001
Feels very much like a student film -- meticulous, mannered and much too precious for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
March 23, 2001
Darn near put me to sleep.
Top Critic
John Zebrowski
Seattle Times
March 23, 2001
As a story, Too Much Sleep could inspire a little snooze of its own. But in images - in shots of Jack walking the suburban wasteland, of lawn sprinklers and discarded backyard toys -- it is nearly saved.
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
March 29, 2001
Too Much Sleep traffics in deadpan whimsy, always a risky business.

E! Online
March 23, 2001
Not a total snoozer, Sleep's still far from dreamy.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 23, 2001
Rich and droll, and yet slight -- a film of modest virtues, content to be small, achieving what it intends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 12, 2002
An esoteric, suburban valentine driven by deadpan humor and a certain dream logic... Too Much Sleep subverts expectations more than any movie I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 23, 2001
There's something oddly fresh and naively chipper about writer/director David Maquiling's feature debut.
Read More | Original Score: B
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 27, 2001
Full of perfectly realized touches of reality, ones that provoke both laugh-out-loud guffaws and ironic snickers.
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 22, 2001
A likably offbeat, intelligent American indie.
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