Doctor Sleep

audience Reviews

, 89% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I can't speak for the theatrical version as I've only seen the Director's Cut, but aside from a somewhat sluggish middle section this is a pretty remarkable sequel to one of the most iconic horror films of all time. It manages to expand the mythology without feeling cheap, Ewan McGregor is fantastic, and it looks absolutely incredible.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    This movie was dogshit.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    I re-read the book prior to watching the movie. Was looking forward to it but ended up feeling cheated and disappointed. After a good beginning it seemed to just touch on the key points and hurried through to get it all in. The characters were not what I was expecting and there were many less of them. They left out far to much. There were some pretty good parts but it felt more like condensed version.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This is one of the few movies that is better than the book! I also think the movie the shining was better than the book...don't @ me. Dr sleep did a great job of portraying astral projection without it coming off as cheesy. Really enjoyed this!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent. Sequel or prequel?? A little of both. Still watching as I write. Not as creepy as The Shinning nor is it as complex. We needed Stanley Kubrick's brilliance for this. I will say more om my new film site coming later this month. Follow me on IG at DJFreedomLives. 11
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I remained fairly astonished throughout this movie how direct a followup this was to a movie made 39 years prior. I had assumed going in that they would pluck the singular character from the original, have an exposition scene near the beginning to re-explain his powers & then barely reference the source material as there was practically no way on Earth that a major studio would think it commercially viable to expect enough people to have seen the original & also remember it vividly enough to desire a 2019 sequel for it to turn a profit. Had I not just recently watched the original I would've felt lost watching several of the scenes in this as they so directly draw on the source material & found myself deeply unsurprised that this movie barely made back its budget. However, aside from its commercial nonviability I thought this was a very good film; I have always found jump scares to be cheap & this movie completely avoids them, and they did an excellent job for a 2.5-hour movie of keeping a sustained level of dread/suspense that started with the very first scene. Instead of crescendoing to an 8-9 on the horror scale with long periods in the 1-2 range they kept a very steady 5-7 the entire movie and I appreciated that a lot. They did an excellent job developing the characters & giving them their own story arcs, though the shootout scene seemed a little too effective. In the end I'm glad I watched this, though I'll always scratch my head a little bit that it was ever given the budget it had.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    I had no expectations with this film, but I came out very pleased. This is a great film with magnificent direction, acting, editing, suspense, dialog, scares, and of course a crap ton of fan service at the end. I really didn't have a lot of problems except for one thing. I really didn't like when they got look alike. Normally I don't mind when some plays another actor. However when someone is playing the exact same character in the exact same scenes. That really annoyed me, especially with the Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall ones. I would have just cut most of the their scenes aside from the scene when Danny confronts the bath woman and Wendy showed up, and the other scene would be when Danny has a drink with Jack. But with the last suggestion I wouldn't have shown his face. Aside from that, it's an amazing film which I recommend.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    I love Stephen king and ewan McGregor. I loved the book the shining I loved kubricks version. I don't understand, for the life of me how this pile of absolute plodding garbage got so many positive reviews. This movie was a wandering piece of shit. Don't get how it has 77%. Maybe movies, overall, are getting worse? Or maybe we expect less from them ? Either way, this was god awful. Hollow, meaningless, nonsense.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    In my opinion a 21st-century masterpiece, very faithful to Stanley Kubrick‘s the shining and Stephen kings book definitely worth a watch.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Solid adaptation to the Doctor Sleep book, great casting and a somewhat good story, only downfall is the final act of the movie.