Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Easy on the eyes but brutal on the ears.
  2. 38
    The Perfect Sleep puts me in mind of a flywheel spinning in the void. It is all burnished brass and shining steel, perfectly balanced as it hums in its orbit; yet, because it occupies a void, it satisfies only itself and touches nothing else. Here is a movie that goes about its business without regard for an audience.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Although the script by star Anton Pardoe is ambitious and creative, its dizzying array of characters, along with a dense story that unfolds more like a checklist of showdowns than an organic narrative, make for a tedious sit.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Unfortunately, Alter's often inventive work is kneecapped by a deliriously nonsensical script, which misses the mark as both over-the-top parody and straight-faced homage, and could have been intended as either.
  5. Reviewed by: Lance Goldenberg
    The movie layers its fatalistic drama with absurdist horseplay and a few moments of Lynch-ian mysticism, but it's an awkward mix at best; even when The Perfect Sleep is trying to be funny, it's far too self-conscious to really be much fun.
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  1. AatifM
    Jun 29, 2009
    I see this movie is not directed to normal life humans,but it shares the pain of mentally tortured people under some specific circumstances and is very good at it. So for those this movie means a lot. It might not have the regular pattern of script and scene arrangement but has that pain depicting out of the main character that would share the emotional loss of such individuals at large. So to me it gets maximum for being good at that. Full Review »
  2. JayH
    Jun 12, 2009
    A noisy and violent thriller, a plot that becomes absurd with too many characters and none of them with much depth. Tedious at times, methodical and empty. Unpleasant. Full Review »