Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oct 27, 2012
    60
    A great many New Yorkers are rightfully indebted to doormen, but Jaume Balagueró's nasty little thriller offers a decidedly darker perspective.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 25, 2012
    80
    Jaume Balabueró's effective thriller Sleep Tight puts more value on slow-building bad vibes than on pulled-curtain shock, but its treatment of mental illness and voyeurism, lightly salted with pitch-black humor, will feel pleasingly familiar to fans of the older film.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Oct 25, 2012
    75
    Ultimately, Sleep Tight makes a sounder case for nocturnal Webcams than the "Paranormal Activity" franchise ever could.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 25, 2012
    80
    Sleep Tight is a nifty little thriller that dances on the boundary between plausible and preposterous.
  5. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Oct 25, 2012
    60
    Mr. Balagueró is so overtaken by his villain that he becomes like César, displaying an eagerness to play the role of tormentor, which kills both the movie's pleasure and its flickering political subtext.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 25, 2012
    80
    Sleep Tight, first of all, is a nifty new Euro-horror film, with several wicked-cold Hitchcockian twists, that shows off the range and craft of terrific Spanish director Jaume Balagueró, co-founder of the "[Rec]" franchise (still the gold standard in found-footage horror).
  7. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Oct 24, 2012
    83
    This is a crime story with little to no interest in the who or the why, but only the what and the how. It's a reverse-procedural, tracking not the solution of a crime, but all of its awful particulars.
  8. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 23, 2012
    75
    Sleep Tight is a creepy - but highly effective and superbly made - horror movie from Spain in which the monster is spine-tinglingly human.
  9. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 23, 2012
    70
    Director Jaume Balagueró's film is nothing if not a well-executed bit of escalating craziness.
  10. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 23, 2012
    60
    There's a Polanskian black comedy buried in here somewhere; a sassy neighbor girl who knows too much hints at the right direction, which is never fully explored.
  11. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Oct 23, 2012
    63
    The states get higher with every breadcrumb Luis Tosar's creep lays down, and the film derives sometimes remarkable corkscrew tension from watching him being backed into a corner.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    0
    A terrible and no-sense movie. There is bare action, one setting, 0% horror and 3% thriller and 0 scare. Grossly and typically a really bad movie. Definetly a 0. Full Review »