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Sleepless Night

Vincent is one of two French cops whose bold drug heist goes bad, leading the mobster whose cocaine they've snatched to kidnap his son. Given one night to return the drugs to their owner, Vincent desperately tries to save the boy's life.
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The story is loaded with implausibilities, but it moves so quickly you won't have long to dwell on them, and there are a number of neatly executed reversals.
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader  full review
 
It's fast, lean, satisfying, and forgettable; nothing special, really, until you realize that the movies have largely lost the knack for brisk mayhem like this.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
 
The sort of stripped-down, Francophone picture that's been spoiling American action fans over the last few years. There are no Cuisinarted fight scenes, no pauses for awkward romantic subplots.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
 
Charging from one beating to another, wrenching diminishing returns from drunken camera angles and cat-and-mouse games, Mr. Jardin makes Vincent's predicament as hollow as a sustained scream.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times  full review
 
This tense French thriller never goes anywhere new, but nonetheless keeps up an admirable adrenaline kick till the end.
Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News  full review
 
Jardin ... brings a restless intelligence and disciplined glee to Sleepless Night that far surpasses its cinematic influences.
Mark Holcomb, Village Voice  full review
 
A frenetic French action film that will either get your heart or your head pounding. This is a relentless genre exercise, both exhilarating and exhausting.
Odie Henderson, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
 
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.
Rob Nelson, Variety  full review
 
Full-tilt French crime film weaves multiple threads of cat-and-mouse through the labyrinthine innards of a big nightclub.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter  full review
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