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Sleepless (15)

Action, Crime, Thriller

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

The critical consensus

Devotees of arthouse crime drama will feel Swiss director Baran bo Odar (The Silence, Who Am I) has fallen mightily afoul of Hollywood clichés, but fans of the agreeable Foxx may find this popcorn piffle sufficiently entertaining to warrant the sequel it so blatantly craves.

**(*)(*)(*)Angie Errigo, The List, 03/05/2017

The problem here is that all the situations are familiar from other, generally better gangster thrillers.

**(*)(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 03/05/2017

Foxx’s starpower doesn’t save this action thriller, remade from 2011’s Nuit Blanche and featuring plenty of stolen cocaine and reflex batterings.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 04/05/2017

Less sleepless, more insomnia cure. For all its attempts at action, it’s a rote, dull crime thriller with little fresh to offer.

**(*)(*)(*)James White, Empire Online, 04/05/2017

With a convoluted plot and grotesque characters, none of it is very believable and a lot of good actors find it hard to breathe life into the most clichéd of situations.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 05/05/2017

A committed performance from Jamie Foxx and taut direction lift this remake of a French thriller above the pack.

***(*)(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 07/05/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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