Sleepless tells the story of a cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.
The rise of crime thrillers over the last year or more, and more often than not they’re of not a great quality, has become almost unbearable. Even though the films may boast a great cast, the story proves to be its failing. Sleepless falls into that category as shows to be a film that’s hardly thrilling despite being pumped full of crime. Much of the film has very “silly” moments so full of cheese it was all you could taste and made you question how some of the characters could be so idiotic. Not only did it try to do this, Sleepless tried to pursue concepts that didn’t work and the film’s game of hide and seek got stale very quickly.
It’s nothing but a film that goes in endless circles where nothing’s really accomplished that lacked very little suspense with all the good moments in the trailer. The Taken element of the film of trying to find the kidnapped child was over before it could even start with the drama lacking in all ways and the action promised in the trailers almost existent. Even in the final ten minutes where the film finally picks up, it’s way too late for redemption.
Going into Sleepless, there shouldn’t have been much expectations in the first place. The direction is severely lacking as the actors attempt to do their best with an equally destructive script that continues to prove to be more of a comedic nature then serious.
Sleepless failed to live up to the thrills it aimed for and by skipping this movie, you won’t be missing out on much. If anything, this film will make you sleepy with boredom.