MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,107 this week

Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 136 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 5 critic

A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1105 titles
created 06 Nov 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 16 titles
created 29 Jul 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Who Needs Sleep?" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

Who Needs Sleep? (2006) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Who Needs Sleep?.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Latino (1985)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in the context of the Sandinista government in Nicaragua and their battle with the U.S. backed Contra rebels. Eddie Guerrero (Robert Beltran) is a Vietnam vet sent to help U.S. Special ... See full summary »

Director: Haskell Wexler
Stars: Robert Beltran, Annette Charles, Américo González
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Director: Jon Fauer
Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Oscar-winning filmmaker Haskell Wexler returns to his hometown of Chicago to document the Occupy Movement's demonstrations against the 2012 NATO Summit.

Director: Haskell Wexler
Stars: Medea Benjamin, Graham Clumpner, Andrew Davis
Light Sleeper (1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany
Catch-22 (1970)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin
Pleasantville (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two 1990s teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen
Bus II (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Thom Tyson, Haskell Wexler
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
David Agus ...
(as David Angus)
...
Herself
...
(as Gil Cates)
Nick Counter
...
Taittinger's Model SAG Awards
William C. Dement ...
(as Bill Dement)
Craig DiBona
Alan R. Disler ...
(as Alan Disler)
Bruce Doering
Edit

Storyline

Unsettled by the preventable death of a coworker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler learns that sleep deprivation and long work hours are a deadly combination. Interweaving medical findings with personal accounts, his camera reveals how a 24/7 work culture affects all Americans. Written by TM

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sleep deprivation | See All (1) »

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2006 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
could be better
4 August 2006 | by (md) – See all my reviews

OK, so i didn't like the film all that much. haskell wexler makes several interesting and valuable points, i'll give him that. unfortunately he does so in a very tedious, lecturing manner. the presentation is all over the place and doesn't come to any particularly coherent conclusion. this feels like four or five mini-documentaries tacked together, with only one of them focused on the title subject.

i suppose that he wouldn't have gotten nearly as much attention if he'd called the film "working conditions in Hollywood suck", though that would have been a better title for it.

and i suppose the ultimate critique: the two people i saw the film with both fell asleep about halfway through!


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Would love to see this film... marctronixx
Where to buy? ursa81-1
Discuss Who Needs Sleep? (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?