Insomnia (2002)Closed Captioning
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Crime never sleeps. Neither does Will Dormer (AL PACINO), a veteran LAPD homicide detective sent north to Alaska to head a murder case. There his investigation is disrupted by an ever-shining Midnight Sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on his body clock and brings Dormer's shady, guilt-plagued past into the light of day.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 190
- Fresh: 175
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The film represents a triumph of atmosphere over a none-too-mysterious mystery. Which is to say that Nolan makes you feel the end-of-the-earth bleakness of his setting, makes you feel the way it can discombobulate people once they internalize it.
Fresh: While it may not be as stylistically idiosyncratic as Memento Insomnia is a gripping, highly dramatic thriller that more than confirms the distinctive talent of young Brit helmer Christopher Nolan.
Fresh: The Hollywood version (which is half an hour longer) transports the action to Alaska, and works up a respectable level of bleary-eyed paranoia.
Fresh: Scene by scene, screenwriter Hillary Seitz follows director Erik Skjoldbjaerg's original closely, but this remake deepens and improves upon the Norwegian film by giving Dormer a more complex relationship with Eckhart.
Nolan, possibly the greatest director?
Simply amazing movie, i cannot give it enough praise. Al Pacino outdoes him self once again in this suspensful and eerie movie. I highly reccomend this movie to anyone who enjoys thriller/crime movies.
williams plays the most credible killer ever.
and pacino plays an insomniac detective and embodies it so well. Pacino best acting ever period.
Of course they would have Robin Williams calling the guy "Will".