Reviews

Sleepless

4

Dario Argento fans will be delighted by Sleepless, a return to both the gialli genre (murder-mystery-cum-slasher movie) that made his name and, thank God, to form. As usual, the whodunnit plot, plastic performances (Max von Sydow aside) and woeful dubbing leave a lot to be desired. And as usual, it matters not a jot. Argento's movies are all about the stalk-and-violently-slash set pieces, and Sleepless contains some of his very best. The opening salvo set on a speeding train is particularly magnificent, blending garish lighting, sheeting rain and an electro-rock score by Argento's old favourites, Goblin.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: April 1st 2002