It is a bit corny in places, and the ending was quite predictable but it's intense throughout and the acting from the whole cast was believable. Follow the author of this article. The cocaine belongs to Casino owner Stanley Rubino (Dermot Mulroney) who needs to hand it over to the Novak crime family led by the ruthless Rob Novak (Scoot McNairy). With time against him, and his sons mum Dena (Gabrielle Union) asking uncomfortable questions about his sons whereabouts, Vincent is forced to take matters into his own hands, risking his job and his life in the process. Metacritic Reviews. Follow. This is another good cop/bad cop, is he or isn't he, kind of flick, set in Las Vegas with lots of glitz and glamour to hide what is a very shaky plot. Directed by Baran bo Odar. Although there are quite a few stars, or at least well know actors in the movie, this is a huge let down. So cliche I wonder did mr Foxx even read the script before signing up. You just got hold of a gun in a life threatening situation and you bravely decide to use your fist against an attacker who is bigger than you. I guess Hollywood is saying, "don't stab thus dude, cause it makes him fight better. You can notice these things, but I think you are being very tough if you are judging your entire opinion on them. In a hotel suite, Vincent tries to convince Bryant that he’s been working undercover (not for vice but for Internal Affairs), and she refuses to believe him. Comments. Did it get the job done while I was decompressing on a Friday night? Bryant’s pursuit of Vincent is the motor of “Sleepless,” yet you watch it thinking: Wow, she really hasn’t seen enough cop movies. thriller. In “Sleepless,” a stylishly hollow crime thriller set in Las Vegas, Jamie Foxx plays an undercover cop named Vincent Downs who is up to his goatee in Big Problems. Some minutes in to the movie I was begging that he was really a dirty cop and this movie would have some real attitude but that was soon killed with the rest of the plot. With Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union. The talented Monaghan does what she can to keep it real, but it’s a thankless role. Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Tip "T.I." But it's still too easy to imagine another actor bringing something more to the role than Foxx can muster. I guess Hollywood thinks everybody are idiots and are not going to notice. Though there isn't much to this film in which hasn't been already made in past films. | Can the man of many talents make this movie, or is it just another knock off meant to take our money. He and his partner (played by the rapper T.I.) Wouldn't pay a dime to watch it at the movies. [Sleepless] fashions a familiar action vehicle for an Academy Award-winning star (Jamie Foxx) looking to stroll through a paycheck role. In SLEEPLESS, Las Vegas cop Vincent Downs is working undercover, posing as a dirty cop and hoping to discover the secret identity of the inside source used by his partner, Sean Cass (Tip "T.I." Millions in drugs in a locker and they want you to believe that one of the two cops involved would leave it to his partner to bring it in. The new Jamie Foxx action flick SLEEPLESS is a bit bi-polar as it alternates from surprising (sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad) and NOT surprising (sometimes for the good sometimes for the bad). Jeez. If you value your time, i advise you not to watch it. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. We can see as to why this film was released in January as it is a dumping ground for films, in which many are forgotten by the end of the year. User Ratings I have a feeling that is a lot of what is going on with 'Sleepless' and people's opinions of it. Sleepless review: Jamie Foxx's crime thriller is a Channel 5-ready snooze 2. 6 Apr 2017 in an small room with even smaller number of people I start watching this movie that I "vouched" for my girlfriend because I quote " Jamie Foxx plays in good movies." This is I what I call "a comedy of errors" Ridiculous, hilarious effort from Hollywood on a remake of "Nuit Blanche" (Sleepless Night), (2011). Jamie Foxx can't really save this movie though he's probably the bright spot here no doubt. The plot of Sleepless, for the most part, follows the basic beats of its predecessor. “Sleepless” does have a dirty cop, and you’ll probably figure out who it is. Jamie Foxx plays a crooked cop desperate to save his kidnapped son in this remake of a 2011 French thriller. Harris, Scoot McNairy, Octavius J. Johnson. Namun targetnya bukan Sean melainkan sang boss Cassino Stanley Rubino ( Dermot Mulrony ) dan Big Boss Rob Novak (Scoot McNary ).Saat baku tembak apa yang dilakukan justru mencuri kokain seberat 25kg yang seharusnya akan dikirim kepada sang … Typical, generic and predictable "undercover cop/bad cop" thriller. In remaking the 2011 French thriller Sleepless Night, the filmmakers have dumbed down … All of which makes you wonder: Does a dogged IA investigator like Bryant realize that when a fellow officer appears to be doing a drug deal, he might actually be undercover? The plot is unoriginal, predictable, fight scenes are awful to watch, the acting is just sad. Vincent is now carrying 25 kilos of cocaine (street value: $7 million) that could get him killed. At one point Vincent poses as a hotel worker, in blue work duds and cap, and he’s got his head down in an elevator, so that Bryant the IA investigator won’t spot him — and then, just like that, he glances up, and she spots him, and the only reason he did it is that the director, Baran bo Odar, thought it made for a cool shot. BlackTree is at all the hottest events on the planet (award shows, movie premieres and press junkets, fashion shows, etc.). The script wasn't well thought out and Jamie Foxx's acting was horrible. Foxx is too good an actor — taut and committed — to phone in his performance, yet that hardly matters, since the whole movie is phoned in. So when people come out of a movie and say they hated it because "x" would never happen or "y" didn't make sense or when a certain character did something they should have done something else, I don't really buy that as a reason to ever hate a movie. Check. Now streaming on: ... Foxx makes a fine action hero; he can do almost anything the movie requires of him, and his average guy demeanor here works up to a point. 'Sleepless': Review By Wendy Ide 2017-05-02T21:00:00+01:00 Jamie Foxx makes a high-octane return in Swiss director Baran bo Odar’s bullet-strafed blitzkrieg about corrupt cops in Las Vegas This brings internal affairs agent Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan) into the case. Half-way through the movie I already asked her more than 3 times if she want's to go home and watch Star Wars ep-2 (we started watching it because she never saw it). Sleepless is a 2017 film starring Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx.. 0 out of 10 stars. For some reason, when it's all over they want to keep open the possibility of a sequel. Kidnapped teen ("I WILL find you")? Save Sleepless. JoBlo.com's Eric Walkuski reviews SLEEPLESS, starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. It’s far from incompetent, but it’s a who-cares? He's better though when his penchant for humor is front and center. ‘Sleepless’ Review: Jamie Foxx Goes Undercover in Underwritten Cop Drama So trite as to teeter on parody, this Vegas-set ticking-clock thriller is a shouty bore Officer Bryant played by Michelle Monaghan, is on the hunt for Vincent, while he attempts to get to his son and the drugs that were taken by Bryant. It's the overall same old drug/cop story and way too over-the-top constant cat and mouse action that brings things down. Jamie Fox and Michelle Monaghan, what were they doing in this? He keeps screaming for his drugs to be returned, and because McNairy perks up every scene he’s in, you almost start to hope that they will be. Sleepless Night opens with an audacious daytime heist that involves squealing sports cars, heavily armed thieves and henchmen, and a generous bag of cocaine. Watchable! I didn't expect anything outstanding, but something a little bit like Mann's "Miami Vice" or "Collateral". I was expecting to see a bit of Collateral in this, and I feel like that's what I got only with a bit more action and less Tom Cruise. Of course not. Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) sudah 2 tahun dia menyelidiki kasus kejahatan yang melibatkan mafia, dia telah mengetahui Sean ( T I ) sang kurir bagi bosnya. It’s pretty awful. Jamie Foxx plays a cop, Vincent, who robs a ruthless drug dealer, Rubino (Dermot Mulroney), with his partner Sean (T.I.). The original was truthful to its name. Sleepless reviews: Jamie Foxx thriller BLASTED by critics ahead of UK release SLEEPLESS, a new film starring Jamie Foxx, has received unfortunate … Robbie K here and as always please read on for my input on the latest films to hit the silver screen. Admittedly throughout the film I kept thinking to myself those kinds of things, like this guy got stabbed a long time ago and has had about 10 fights since and still seems to have superhuman strength. And that’s likely to be reflected in an underwhelming box-office performance. ), get involved in a heist that results in the acquisition of over 25 kilos of cocaine. Sleepless is directed by Baran bo Odar and stars Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, and Scoot McNairy. Before review Sleepless i want you guys to know this movie and Arsenal are both rated R for the first time in my country and after hearing many good thing about this movie so i decided to check out this movie and oh boy .......I WAS WRONG.I divided this movie into three parts , the first part is very good both our main heroes Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan are well development .They both has a hard past to push them forward not just for the sake of action but went the movie get into the second part it started to fall apart.There are so many plot hole and character make very dumb decision like in one scene after the bad guys kidnapping Jamie Foxx son and torture him then walked away and left the door open for the kid to escape and tracking him to leads to where his father hiding .I MEAN LIKE SERIOUSLY DID THE DIRECTOR THINK IM GOING TO FALL FOR THAT.THE WHOLE GOOD FIGHT SCENE AND GOOD CINEMATOGRAPHY CAN NOT MAKE UP FOR THIS MESSY OF A MOVIE IF YOU LIKE A GOOD CRIME ACTION MOVIE THAT TAKE PLACE IN ONE NIGHT I SUGGESTED COLLATERAL , RUNNING SCARED OR SAFE IT MUCH MORE BETTER THAN THIS MOVIE. © Copyright 2021 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Is it going to change your life? For some unknown reason, he hides the drugs in a toilet, so he can bargain for his son but the internal affairs are one step behind him, and they take the drugs, which means that Vincent isn't able to get to his son back. The reasons that the things we see in movies rarely happen in real life is because logic generally takes over and prevents these things from actually happening. To secure and retrieve the drugs, Stanley Rubino (Dermot Mulroney), a natty weasel of a casino owner, has kidnapped Vincent’s 16-year-old son, Thomas (Octavius J. Johnson). Sleepless review – Jamie Foxx's Vegas-set thriller suffers from sheer silliness 2 out of 5 stars. The only good thing about this movie is that it lasts 90 min, so even though it pains to watch, it doesn't last that long. In my opinion, this movie was just a try at a crazy action movie that instead came out as a college project made by people who didn't know what they were doing, and was directed by a guy that said "you don't need a script, just have violence and it'll all be happy happy joy joy." if it hasn't been so loud I would have caught a nap. And yes I said that again. Jamie gets stabbed in the beginning of the movie and then walks around through the rest of the movie like he can barely stand up and walk, but yet has all these fight scenes after that where he is beating up everybody with no hint of an injury. ... REVIEW: I haven't seen SLEEPLESS NIGHT, the 2011 French film SLEEPLESS is a … There are no layers to any of it. just killed two crooks they shouldn’t have, and they also ripped off a more dangerous drug dealer than the one they thought they were working. Directed by Baran bo Odar. Jamie Foxx plays Vincent Down. This movie was not a good one. The following review will be spoiler free. Stay away if you have watched more than 3 crime movies in your life. Jamie Foxx puts in a good performance and despite excessive swearing throughout, he’s one of the only highlights in this film – even if the character he plays is unlikable. The action was surprisingly entertaining, even from Monaghan who didn't shy from throwing a few punches but it's not the type of film that become an all time classic. In all seriousness though, this movie doesn't have that much creativity going. Don't give it too much thought and you'll have a great time. FAQ Reviews Sleepless Matt Zoller Seitz January 13, 2017. And you want to know whats even worse? Yeah no this movie sucks. This movie could've been a real hit if only everyone in the production paid attention to the inconsistencies. Then after each fight is over, he appears again all injured like he is going to pass out, that is until the next fight scene comes up. Although this movie had an simplistic plot, which we have seen many times before, I still found this film quite entertaining, and the action was pretty decent. Box 1028 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223Chris Stuckmann reviews Sleepless, starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour, Tip 'T.I.' Since the inception of how policemen take the wrong turn during their career it often shows the rare cop who plunges face first into the mess trying to figure out just who is the bad guy, and who is not. Heh heh. Crime Thrillers seem to be the rage this weekend, as this is my third movie with the genre tag to review. I watch movies to be entertained, Sleepless definitely did that. Sleepless is a Jamie Foxx lead film where he has the ability to shine. It just stands to reason. From the trailers, this film looks like a mash up of Triple 9 with Taken, and perhaps with a lower budget. Tweet. This remake of the 2011 French thriller Sleepless … Let me start by saying that I like gritty neo-noir thrillers, Jamie Foxx and dramas that are set in a compressed time frame. Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) is a police detective, who along with his partner Sean Cass (T.I. Then there’s the Internal Affairs agent (Michelle Monaghan) who is sure that Vincent is a dirty cop. A French thriller gets the remake treatment, starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. Then the bad guy is shooting a machine gun in the parking garage with a gas mask on shooting tear gas all over the place yet nobody walking through it is coughing a bit. Incompetent direction ruins a promising B-picture, Inconsistencies, inconsistencies, inconsistencies, If you´re new to movies or life I guess it might be ok. WELL , IT AIN'T NO EASY GRAB , THEY GOT T ! The movie is also not very plausible, in a way that cuts down on its entertainment value; watching “Sleepless,” you have to keep dimming your perceptions downward. But in totality, as an action thriller, I think “Sleepless” is significantly out of touch with what mainstream audiences today would consider to be cool. squeesh January 27, 2017 7:34 pm Saw the original SLEEPLESS … Harris).The partners steal 25 kilos of cocaine, and their theft results in a shoot-out, with several dead. Although it was a fast moving film the characters held inside a casino for the entire length of the movie became monotonous. This is the kind of movie that starts bad and gets worse by the end of it. It does seem like a "made for TV" type of movie but the double crossing from the beginning to end, leaves you questioning who he can trust. By Rich Cline. What alternate reality were the makers living in? Thus it would be incredibly difficult to make an entertaining movie without having quite a few illogical things happen. I'm absolutely amazed that this film has an average rating of 5.5. Who ever gave it 5 or more stars must have watched a different film than me. A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a … 10/10. Jamie Foxx is always good value, especially when he's wounded. The trailer to "Sleepless" promised all of this and I was sold. She’s got plans to expose him, and after he stashes the drugs over a casino men’s-room stall, she goes in there and takes them, removing his only power card. | Something already done in the past by the fantastic denzel washington (training day). With that aside, it's still worth a watch, and you can't fault it in the intensity department but I was left feeling empty when the movie finished, and I won't be watching it again in a hurry. A remake of the 2011 French/Belgian thriller “Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche),” “Sleepless” is a propulsive thin exercise, “energetic” but tedious, the kind of January movie that Jamie Foxx should have permanently graduated from. Now What? Well maybe some are but my standards are a lot higher than this. While not at the top of its class when it comes to crime action/drama, it had a lot going for it in my opinion. Both are way too good to be in a movie this bad. Here's the thing - if movies never suspended belief, they would be both pointless and incredibly dull. and Jamie Foxx in “Sleepless,” a crime thriller directed by Baran bo Odar. Please visit and use the code STUCKMANN for 10% off.FACEBOOK: TWITTER: OFFICIAL SITE: Chris Stuckmann P.O. A movie so bad that you have to see it. Few people already left the cinema and we only stayed because we payed. Never got around to this remake of Sleepless Night because I love the original and the reviews were mostly terrible, but this was a solid B-movie with a very good, very sweaty Jamie Foxx performance in the lead role. It’s great to see him back, even with this being the sour season for movies, but it’s hard to imagine an Academy Award winning actor like Foxx … Film Review: ‘Sleepless’ Jamie Foxx plays a Las Vegas undercover agent on the run from cops, drug dealers — and a movie that's all sizzle and no steak. Sleepless is an attempt to tell the same story, but one that has somehow been leeched of all that was interesting about the original. Harris, Gabrielle Union and Scoot McNairy also star.. Shoutouts to Ralph Sepe Jr. everybody. | Background. Tim Robey, Film Critic 4 May 2017 • 4:33pm. Foxx gets to play a heavy cop fairly straight to which he's up to that. Vincent is one stressed-out enforcer, and Foxx makes him lean and mean but a bit haggard, a smooth operator at the end of his tether. External Reviews Based on the coming attractions, I wasn't expecting much, and I got even less. It also has Scoot McNairy in what may be his best performance as a crooked scuzz since “Killing Them Softly” (2012) — though in this movie he’s classier scuzz, a punk Vegas crime-family scion with android eyes who’s torn between terrorizing others and kowtowing to his big-boss dad. Sleepless is a 2017 American crime drama film directed by Baran bo Odar, and written by Andrea Berloff.The film stars Jamie Foxx as a Las Vegas police officer who faces off against mobsters to rescue his son, T, who they got. but this? Ecclesiastes 1:9 came up with the oft used quote that "there is nothing new under the sun". The finale is also sloppy leaving room for sleepless 2, which I am not even going to bother considering. Review: ‘Sleepless,’ but No Need to Reach for the Sominex. Foxx is too good an actor — taut and committed — to phone in his performance, yet that hardly matters, since the whole movie is phoned in. So there's an active shooter in a nightclub, an active sports car swirling around in the nightclub, an inactive bystander, the police show up and guess who all 7 police officers focus on? Either he wasn't trying because he knew it was guff or it's true what they say about the actor being only as good as the story. Hollywood continuing to churn out junk like this and showing their disrespect for the viewing audience by thinking people are going to continue to pay and swallow this stuff. Not much meat and lots of filler. Some films may be bad but are at least watchable. Nile Niami’s ‘The One’ Bel Air Megamansion Finally Hits the Market, at a Discount, AOC Says Trump Is a ‘Clear and Present Danger.’ Calls on Cruz, Hawley to Resign, Kohler’s High-Tech New Bathtub Is an Alexa-Enabled Aromatherapy Chamber With Its Own App, NCAA Set to Delay NIL Vote Under Pressure From Trump Justice Department, The Most Comfortable Men’s Underwear to Buy in 2021. His last outing was Annie (2014), which had a mixed response. He spends just about the entire movie running around with a stab wound in his abdomen, and Foxx, without overstating it, lets you feel the pain. Jamie Foxx in “Sleepless” is like a cross between Charles Bronson in “Death Wish” and Liam Neeson in “Taken.” Relentless and packs a punch. An original movie that has lots of super 0r1g1n4l set pieces like a casino fight scene and I'm really annoyed that john wick copied that scene before sleepless even came out. But since Vincent is supposed to be delivering the kid to a high-school football game, he has to keep lying to his ex-wife (Gabrielle Union) about the son’s whereabouts (it beats saying, “Uh, sorry, he’s tied up in a kitchen closet somewhere”). The story feels disjointed and at times its hard to work out exactly what sort of film Sleepless wants to be. Follow Jamie Foxx "Weak" Sleepless Review. The fight scenes were well done, the scenery was dark but was still able to show off the glitz and glamour that Vegas is known for, and the story-line wasn't half bad. The dusk-to-dawn time frame of “Sleepless” evokes Michael Mann’s “Collateral,” the Foxx (and Tom Cruise) thriller from 2004, but this one is staged like it’s trying to be the Vegas-underworld version of a “Bourne” film crossed with “Taken.” There are “existential” fight scenes that crash and spill all over their settings (a hotel kitchen, a spa, a casino nightclub), but mostly there’s an air of meaningless movement, of the hero improvising his way out of one samey-same predicament after another. This preposterous wheeze finds Jamie Foxx starring in a sort-of remake of the boffo French 2011 action flick Sleepless Night ( Nuit Blanche ). Stefan Pape reviews Sleepless, a Las Vegas set thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan - released in the UK on May the 5th. Although the only difference between his wounded and non-wounded state is that he stops every now and again, groans, feels his wound then takes off again as if nothing had happened. ‘The Bachelor’ Finally Has Its First Black Star. From left, T.I. Awards The filming is done almost handheld camera style and the music is way too loud. Sleepless is a propulsive thin exercise, “energetic” but tedious, the kind of January movie that Jamie Foxx should have permanently graduated from. This Article is related to: Film and tagged Jamie Foxx, Reviews, Sleepless. Bad cop Vincent Downs (Foxx) and his partner Sean (rapper T.I.) 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Vincent is in deep hot water, but there’s one problem that transcends all the others: He’s stuck in a movie that’s such a terse, minimalist litany of cop-movie clichés, with a script that minces no words because it barely bothers to come up with any, that almost nothing about his situation is very enjoyable. An internal affairs undercover policemen charged with finding corruption at its core. It’s been a few years since Jamie Foxx has been on the big screen with all his talent. My latest review is on Sleepless starring Jamie Foxx. Jamie Foxx takes on an army of pursuers in this preposterous police thriller from Baran bo Odar Oh, good grief, how much sillier can thrillers get? The film follows Foxx as an undercover cop named Vincent Downs that steals a large amount of cocaine from henchmen of Rob Novak (McNairy), who is obviously not happy about the situation. I cant believe they planned it to actually have a sequel! As far as police corruption flicks go this one tends to line the bottom of the barrel as far as content is concerned. This one isn’t. The new Jamie Foxx action flick SLEEPLESS is a bit bi-polar as it alternates from surprising (sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad) and NOT surprising (sometimes for the good sometimes for the bad). If the glitz and glamour aren't enough to dazzle you, the music tracks will deafen you, and your visual delights will be satisfied with death by knife, death by pistol, death by automatic weapon, death by shotgun, death by truck, death by wine bottle - just to name a few. | "Sleepless" proves that in spades. SURPRISING: Jamie Foxx tamps down his natural charm to play "against type" as a crooked cop who rips off a drug dealer. Full Review | Original Score: D Even the great Jamie Fox was terrible in this. 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