Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: May 24, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 36 Critics
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80
What Nolan does accomplish here that we haven't seen from him before is staging a few horrifyingly effective suspense set pieces -- one of which, in particular, is likely to stay with you for a long time.
80
It might, however, have been a greater film if its villain were as compelling as its flawed hero. Williams is effectively creepy, but next to Pacino’s rich, multileveled portrait he seems one-note, and one we’ve seen before.
75
Pacino is masterful as the sharp-witted, seen-it-all detective.
70
This one is nowhere near as original -- it's a flawed remake of a fine first feature from Norway -- but "Insomnia" still stands on its own as a thriller with brains and scenic beauty.