This movie is magnificent!
It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
Only the bad guys get killed in this farce Good guys and girls can be shot smashed kicked knifed crushed shot choked and cuffed but they all survive but bad guys bodies are spread everywhere Could have been OK if a little more realism existed C'mon please This is kids stuff
Here's The Lowedown on "Sleepless" (R - 2017 - US)...You're just gonna have to trust me!!Genre: Action/Thriller
My Score: 6.8Cast=7 Acting=7 Plot=6 Ending=8 Story=7
Violent=8 Pace=6 F/X=7 Intense=6 Twist=6A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son. "Whatever you're aiming at...make sure you're prepared to kill it." If you're in the mood for a solid Action/Thriller, Sleepless is a sleeper that is worth seeing!! I came in with very little interest...basic plot and a bit slow in the beginning. I was halfway through before I realized I was wanting to see what happened next. You know what? take a shot at this if you don't see anything else out there.
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday MorningVincent (Jamie Foxx) and his partner Sean (T.I.) are two Las Vegas cops who have just stolen a load of cash from crime lord Novak (Scott McNairy.) They think everything's gone smoothly, until Vincent's son Thomas (Octavius J. Johnson) is kidnapped by a casino manager cum crime lord, working in association with Novak, who informs him that the money he stole included a stash of drugs that both parties need to recover. Vincent and his son then find themselves plunged into a deadly battle of wits, in which they are pursued by a relentless FBI operative, Bryant (Michelle Monaghan) with a personal beef to settle.The dazzling, seductive neon lights of Las Vegas are used as a backdrop in this thriller from director Baran bo Odar, in which the gambling capital's seedy underbelly is brought to life. While this is certainly a premise with lots of potential, it would have been better brought to life in a much less pedestrian, workmanlike film, that serves no real purpose other than to pass the time and is put together in the most connect the dots manner imaginable. While the plot is full of twists and turns, none of them keep you on the edge of your seat.As a gritty, no nonsense action film, it's suitably drained and the script has a notable sense of humour bypass. It's just a predictable, seen it all before tale, devoid of any suspense or originality. Towards the end, it even transcends into ridiculousness, with some pretty big suspension of disbelief required. It's not badly made enough to be called terrible, but it's not interesting or exciting enough to rise to any great heights, or be remembered long after you've seen it.This is what you might call a 'red eye' film, one to catch on a late night flight when you're about to nod off. Not so much Sleepless, more like Restless. **
Washed out storyline could not save this mediocre thriller. Sure it has some moments but the twists are really predictable and the characterization is found in every undercover thriller out there. Jamie Foxx is tough and plays the role pretty well. He is also believable but then its not much of a stretch anyway. David Harbour was good enough bot not up to his standards. Same goes to Michelle Monaghan who was painfully wasted, but hey at least she got a role again. The action scenes are well edited, but the rest of the film lacked in storytelling and was not able to make the audience fully capture to the screen. I was not sleepless during watching this film, actually I was very sleepy...