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  • Summary: Sleepless Night tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers that work for Marciano, a powerful mob boss/nightclub owner, Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy- his son has been kidnapped with the promise of being executed if he doesn’t immediately deliver the bag back to its rightful owner. As Vincent heads to the nightclub
    in the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he soon gets caught in an intense, claustrophobic cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals into madness as the tables are constantly turned multiple times throughout the evening. The night to come might not only be
    the longest but also the last one of his life... and his young son’s as well. (Tribeca Film)
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  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: 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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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