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(about 1 hr. and 10 min.) Reflected on the glass door behind Detective Drake, after he enters the stairway that leads to the location of the killer's dungeon. See more »
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Perhaps The Sleeper is a casualty of the You Tube generation...the perception that simply copying something and broadcasting it is "art".
It's either that or a very poor attempt at a film school exercise. It's almost mind-boggling how low Mr. Russell's standards seem to be...could one set a lower bar for oneself, not to mention all the other people who wasted time and money on this? Consider that there's not one shred of this movie not cribbed straight from a better '80s horror flick. Oh, but wait...this is an "homage" isn't it? Wrong. This is a sloppily glued collage that adds up to nothing and goes nowhere. There is no decent acting, script, plot...even the staging is not suspenseful in the least.
All it has going for it is a nicely creepy "look" that owes something to the photography and the production design. That's it.
Yes, I know there were tons of movies almost as bad that were made in the late '70s/early '80s. Why would you want to make a copy except to say "isn't this clever"? To say "I can color in the lines"? Big deal.
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