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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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Netflix Rating: 3.5
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 96%
Critics' score: 96   Audience score: 70   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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. full review

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

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. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

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. full review

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

This tense French thriller never goes anywhere new, but nonetheless keeps up an admirable adrenaline kick till the end. full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Jardin ... brings a restless intelligence and disciplined glee to Sleepless Night that far surpasses its cinematic influences. full review

Mark Holcomb, Village Voice

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. full review

Odie Henderson, Chicago Sun-Times

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. full review

Rob Nelson, Variety

Full-tilt French crime film weaves multiple threads of cat-and-mouse through the labyrinthine innards of a big nightclub. full review

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
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