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Sleepless (2017)

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A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

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Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who's partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don't know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. And Rob Novak the man who was handling the drug sale sets his sights on the man who sold him the drugs, casino boss Rubino. Rubino discovers Downs was the one who stole the drugs so he has Downs' son abducted and tells Downs to bring the drugs to his casino. Jennifer Bryant, an idealistic cop who wants to take down every criminal including the Novaks. Recently one her busts went bust and she did everything by the book. She thinks all the men are patronizing her. When she meets Downs she gets a vibe off of him and follows him. Downs brings the drugs to the casino and hides the drugs. Downs meets with Rubino and asks for his drugs. Downs wants his son first before he gives him the drugs. Rubino shows him his son and goes to get the drugs but... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Don't judge a cop by his cover.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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13 January 2017 (USA)  »

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Sleepless Night  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,468,787 (USA) (13 January 2017)

Gross:

$20,757,977 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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English-language debut of Swiss director Baran bo Odar. See more »

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Throughout the film the main characters are seen moving the drugs from location to location - there are supposed to be 23kg of cocaine - this is quite a weight yet very little effort is used when moving the stash. See more »

Quotes

Sean: They said it was just gonna be a easy grab.
Vincent: Well, it ain't no easy grab, they got T!
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Smokin & Drinkin
Performed by Danny Brown
Written by Danny Brown (as Daniel Sewell), Jeremy Coleman (as Jeremy Michael Coleman), Alain Macklovitch
Courtesy of Fool's Gold Records, by arrangement with the Greater Goods Co.
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The Movie Does Not Live Up To Its Name
15 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Crime Thrillers seem to be the rage this weekend, as this is my third movie with the genre tag to review. My latest review is on Sleepless starring Jamie Foxx. From the trailers, this film looks like a mash up of Triple 9 with Taken, and perhaps with a lower budget. Can the man of many talents make this movie, or is it just another knock off meant to take our money. Robbie K here and as always please read on for my input on the latest films to hit the silver screen.

LIKES: • Complicated Crime Story • Michelle Monaghan's dynamic character • Humorous

Summary: For those worrying about this being another mindless action flick, you have nothing to worry about. Sleepless is more convoluted relationships and chasing rabbit holes than anything else. Much of the story centers on trying to uncover the truth behind a massive drug dispensing ring and who the true leader is. There is not much more I can say past this simplistic plot, but this predictable theme remains constant throughout the entire tale. In fact, the only good thing past this simplicity is Michelle Monaghan's character, a very passionate (and obsessive) cop caught between a lot of rocks and hard places. Her fiery determination, single minded sense of justice, and act first ask later attitude adds the needed excitement to this otherwise bland tale. And the movie is surprisingly humorous, though how much is on purpose vs. accidental remains to be seen. Much of the movie has very "silly" moments that had me laughing by how cheesy and out of place it was (e.g. random people showing up, surprisingly bright dealers forgetting to check things, and a seemingly endless supply of ammunition). These ridiculous notions made a targeted serious movie, end up an indirect comedy for this reviewer.

DISLIKES • Gets stale quickly • Dropped concepts that don't work • Action nothing like Taken • Lacked a uniform direction

Summary: As I mentioned earlier, Sleepless main theme is walking around a casino trying to find the goods. This endless game of hide and go seek the drug got old fast, as a giant bag full of cocaine continued to disappear despite all the high technology and hired help. Watching Foxx and the rest of the cast go in endless circles lost its entertainment value quickly, and lacked very little suspense. In addition, much of the concepts they highlighted in the trailers did not last long in this movie, which was very disappointing to say the least. The whole kidnap the kid and try to find him was over in five minutes, and the rest of the drama was very lackluster compared to the other films I saw this weekend. An even bigger disappointment was the lack of real action in this movie, a big selling point promoted in the trailers. Surprise, surprise, the action is diluted down to a few staged fist fights and a little shoot out that won't be high on the most thrilling fights list. For this reviewer, all these shortcomings came from what seemed a lack of direction in what type of movie they wanted. Instead of an epic action movie with a crime theme, we got a circular tale where nothing was really accomplished until the final ten minutes. This my friends is the biggest shortcoming of the film, and the missed potential it held.

The VERDICT:

Sleepless certainly doesn't live up to its name, as I found myself fighting sleep from the boredom I had watching this tale. Outside a convoluted crime ring, and some humorous antics, this movie did not deliver the thrills it set its sights on. If you're looking for a gory, adventure where we walk around a fancy casino, then check this movie out, but this reviewer encourages you to save the time (and money) by skipping this movie. I can maybe suggest if for Netflix, but even that is a bit of a stretch for this movie for me.

My scores are:

Action/Crime/Thriller: 4.0 Movie Overall: 4.0


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