(I) (2011)

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75

Metascore

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100
Despite the ongoing momentum, Sleepless Night never loses touch with its story.
88
After a few turns in the modest narrative, an unlikely sense of structural resilience begins to emerge.
80
Frederic Jardin's gripping Sleepless Night maintains a consistently high pitch without growing monotonous.
80
An American remake is already being prepped. We suggest Hollywood simply cries uncle now and calls it a day.
80
There are hints of humor and depth early on, but about halfway through, Sleepless Night clicks into something funny and warm without sacrificing its edge.
80
There's no mistaking Jardin's playful mastery of the Hollywood-style action aesthetic; his movie starts in high gear and accelerates steadily from there.
78
Sisley is a former stand-up comic, although you'd never guess it here: Finding himself in the eye of a colossal shit storm of his own making, his Vincent is brusque and action oriented, his face, a picture of ulceration in progress.
75
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.
75
The film's headlong momentum streamrolls over all our questions, and we're carried along by the expertly choreographed action. Even after everything seems over, it isn't, and the last minutes are particularly satisfying.
50
The New York Times
Hectic and harebrained, this galloping French thriller tosses a potpourri of plot points - crooked cops, sleazy gangsters, stolen drugs and an underage hostage - into a packed-to-the-gills nightclub, and stirs. Repeatedly.

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