Doctor Who - Season 9, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes

Sleep No More



Critic Consensus: Doctor Who's effective horror elements and unexpected cliffhanger save "Sleep No More" from being a gimmicky found-footage episode.

Episode Info

Footage from the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station yields a terrifying story.


Critic reviews for Sleep No More

There is a series of brilliant misdirections at the center of this episode, and the Doctor-usually a master of misdirection himself-doesn't quite seem to see them. "Sleep No More" wants us to think it's about sleep, but... it's about the unconscious.

November 16, 2015 | Full Review…

"Sleep No More" was by turns spine-chilling, dismaying, gut-wrenching and frustrating-but one thing it was not, was boring.

November 23, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Sadly, the show had very little to offer other than a gimmicky shooting style, making "Sleep No More" feel like the first real misfire of the season.

November 15, 2015 | Full Review…

"Sleep No More" isn't boring or offensively bad, it's just a little underwhelming and the risky found footage format never quite gels. It's not the first time a Doctor Who story has failed to realise it potential, but we can't fault it for trying.

November 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The episode seemed destined to go down as the worst episode of Season Nine so far. Instead, a literal last minute twist all but shifts how the episode should be perceived, elevating the hour from "meh" to a more memorable "oh, damn..."

November 15, 2015 | Full Review…

As a technical exercise and an expansion of Doctor Who's boundaries, "Sleep No More" is moderately engaging, but as a satisfying adventure in its own right it can only be described as a snoozer.

November 16, 2015 | Full Review…

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