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If Sleepless doesn’t seem like it is doing anything new it’s, well, not. A remake of Frederic Jardin’s 2011 thriller Nuit blanche (Sleepless Night) rebooted as a low-rent Luc Besson-style affair with half the wit, Sleepless isn’t an unbearable experience. It’s just not a terribly original film, one that seems to suffer a fate like many Hollywood-ized imports taken on by foreign directors: they bring all the style, but leave behind the substance and wit. As often happens, something is lost in translation, even if the absurd hand-to-hand combat and action “thrills” in a contained setting remain intact.
Swedish director Baran bo Odar helms from a script by Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) that, truth be told, could have been adapted into a tense little thriller in the right hands. One sequence involving a stabbing had me nostalgic for Park Chan-wook and what he might have brought to the table. »
- John Fink
When you're an undercover cop in Las Vegas, you don't compare resumes, you compare battle wounds. Open Road Films has released a new clip from their upcoming crime thriller Sleepless, which shows a pointed conversation between Las Vegas undercover cop Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) and internal affairs investigator Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), which doesn't exactly get off on the right foot. After refusing to shake Vincent's hand, after he surprisingly shows up at a crime scene, both Vincent and Jennifer show off their scars.
Sleepless is actually Open Road Films' remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche, which starred Lizzie Brochere and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). This action-thriller was supposed to hit theaters on February 24, 2017, putting it up against Lionsgate's animated movie Rock Dog and Blumhouse's thriller Get Out. However, it was recently pushed up to January 13, where it will face Paramount's Monster Trucks and Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man. »
2 items from 2017
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