Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    May 8, 2012
    100
    Despite the ongoing momentum, Sleepless Night never loses touch with its story.
  2. Reviewed by: Jaime N. Christley
    May 8, 2012
    88
    After a few turns in the modest narrative, an unlikely sense of structural resilience begins to emerge.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    May 8, 2012
    80
    There are hints of humor and depth early on, but about halfway through, Sleepless Night clicks into something funny and warm without sacrificing its edge.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    May 8, 2012
    80
    An American remake is already being prepped. We suggest Hollywood simply cries uncle now and calls it a day.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 8, 2012
    80
    Frederic Jardin's gripping Sleepless Night maintains a consistently high pitch without growing monotonous.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    May 8, 2012
    80
    There's no mistaking Jardin's playful mastery of the Hollywood-style action aesthetic; his movie starts in high gear and accelerates steadily from there.
  7. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    May 10, 2012
    78
    Sisley is a former stand-up comic, although you'd never guess it here: Finding himself in the eye of a colossal shit storm of his own making, his Vincent is brusque and action oriented, his face, a picture of ulceration in progress.
  8. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jul 25, 2012
    75
    The film's headlong momentum streamrolls over all our questions, and we're carried along by the expertly choreographed action. Even after everything seems over, it isn't, and the last minutes are particularly satisfying.
  9. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jul 12, 2012
    75
    It's fast, lean, satisfying, and forgettable; nothing special, really, until you realize that the movies have largely lost the knack for brisk mayhem like this.
  10. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    May 9, 2012
    75
    Given how much it's in motion, Sleepless Night doesn't have much time for character development, but Sisley is a memorable antihero whose toughness barely masks his growing desperation and exhaustion, as his bleeding knife wound serves as the film's version of a countdown clock.
  11. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 10, 2012
    50
    Hectic and harebrained, this galloping French thriller tosses a potpourri of plot points - crooked cops, sleazy gangsters, stolen drugs and an underage hostage - into a packed-to-the-gills nightclub, and stirs. Repeatedly.

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