2017 · Crime · David Harbour · Gabrielle Union · Jamie Foxx · Michelle Monaghan · Movies · Scoot McNairy · T.I. · Thriller

#8 Movie Review: Sleepless (2017)

Sleepless came to my attention when browsing online for up coming movies, when i saw it stared Jamie Foxx and was a crime thriller, i decided to watch the trailer and the trailer looked really well done so i wanted to give this a go…..so what is the movie about, well lets tell you….

Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his teenage son (Octavius J. Johnson), Downs must race against time during a wild and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice.

The Cast ( I will just point out the main characters of the movie, if you like to see the full cast click here)

  • Jamie Foxx as Vincent
  • Michelle Monaghan as Bryant
  • Scoot McNairy as Novak
  • T.I.as Sean
  • David Harbour as Dennison
  • Gabrielle Union as Dena

So here is my review…Though it suffers from minor plot inconsistencies and some shaky camerawork, this thriller offers a fun, entertaining, “B”-level story; the terrific characters help fill in the blanks. A remake of the 2011 French movie Nuit Blanche, Sleepless (the title doesn’t seem to relate to anything) starts with a bang on the streets of Las Vegas, using the nighttime lights and daytime shabbiness for good effect. Then the characters are introduced, each shabby or beaten up or full of a kind of life experience that makes them very interesting.

Foxx’s cop must deal with his ex-wife (Gabrielle Union) in matters of their son, as well as a constantly bleeding stab wound. Slick casino boss Rubino has a fascinating rapport with gangste Novak, who’s calm yet volatile (with a mysterious, hideous scar on his neck). And Bryant must navigate a world consisting of mostly men; she shows frustration and weariness but also strength. It’s these characters who allow us to forgive any dumb trespasses in plot, such as Downs always stopping to change his clothes. Overall, Sleepless isn’t particularly memorable, but it’s not bad, either.

Overall 2/5