Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Jun 7, 2012
    The first film is well constructed to be unnerving; the second offers the sight of "Grey's" Dr. Yang toting a revolver. Both make for creepy-rich summer viewing.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 12, 2012
    The result is intelligent if occasionally dense tales that focus on the hardest part of a detective's job, which is trying to outthink someone whose thinking is already, by definition, off-center.
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 11, 2012
    Thorne: Sleepyhead, has enough twists, turns, red herrings and multi-layered narrative to keep you couch-bound for its entire two hours.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jun 12, 2012
    Encore offers Thorne: Sleepyhead, a powerful and gripping British import starring David Morrissey as Detective Inspector Tom Thorne.
  5. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 27, 2012
    Thorne isn't a powerhouse like "Luther," but if you enjoy crime fiction, it's fast-paced and well-acted enough to be worth your time.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jun 11, 2012
    In Sleepyhead, the better of the two, someone is killing women by inducing strokes....In Scaredy Cat the crimes are just as bizarre, though the outcome is more predictable.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 12, 2012
    The production has grit, yes, but for all its poking and prodding at what makes the title character and his quarry tick, Thorne never gets under your skin.

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