Doctor Sleep

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  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    This movie gave me chills but it was worth it! If you loved "The Shining" you'll love "Doctor Sleep"
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Excellent follow up to the shining
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Very good, but liked It2 better. Would recommend.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Started slow but turned out good!
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    This reminded me of the other sequel made to a Stanley Kubrick film, 2010 (the sequel to 2001 a Space Odyssey). 2010 was decent entertainment, but a very conventional film. The same with Dr. Sleep - it is entertaining enough as a Stephen King horror movie, but it doesn't have much to say and tries to reconcile King's good airplane novel and Kubrick's enigmatic masterpiece by providing definitive answers about the ghosts and the Overlook Hotel and by tying everything up into a neat little bow at the end. The brilliance of Kubrick's films (both The Shining and 2001) is that they ask questions rather than provide answers - inviting the audience to view these works on many levels and to think about issues like child abuse and how violent societies produce violent parents and perpetuate cycles of violence. Hollywood product, like Dr. Sleep, only exists to entertain. Having said that, as a fan of both Stephen King's book and Stanley Kubrick's film I was entertained - especially by the MANY MANY Easter eggs included throughout the film (from both the book and Kubrick's film) as well as the very accurate recreation of the Overlook Hotel from the Kubrick film. The film does have some good visual moments, although it pales in comparison to Kubrick's vision and reminds the viewer just how talented Kubrick was visually. Unfortunately Dr. Strange relies too heavily on digital effects which take the scare factor down quite a bit from where it could have been in many of the scenes. The performances are all good with some convincing recreations of the cast of The Shining. Overall, if you like the genre, you will be moderately entertained, but probably almost never scared.
  • 1.5 of 5 stars
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    Too long, doesn't make sense, no shocking events, predictable ending
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    As someone who read and loves the source material of The Shining and Doctor Sleep, and still really appreciates Kubrick’s adaptation, I’m so happy.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Well done! Loved it! Great homage to King and Kubrick!! 5/5
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    I really enjoyed the movie. It left us with questions, but it turned into a really good conversation topic after. Possibly another part.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This movie was incredible! A fresh concept that truly did the first movie justice... Loved it. Solid cast, amazing plot with plenty of jumps ;)