Doctor Sleep

critic Reviews

77% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score77%
  • Doctor Sleep forsakes the elemental terror of its predecessor for a more contemplative sequel that balances poignant themes against spine-tingling chills.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    "Doctor Sleep" feels like the logical continuation to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining."
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Whichever route you prefer to take to the Overlook Hotel, there are better directions available than those prescribed by Doctor Sleep.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I think what I respected the most about Doctor Sleep is that it does feel like it's trying to be its own film for as long as it can.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    An itch to play a few too many of the greatest hits softens the impact of the ride. But make no mistake: "Doctor Sleep" shines.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Part homage to Kubrick's moody atmospherics, and part hyper-literal superhero story, "Doctor Sleep" is stylish, engrossing, at times frustratingly illogical and, ultimately less than profoundly unsettling.
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    John WenzelDenver Post
    From the opening shots and synth notes to a spectacularly chilling closing scene, Doctor Sleep makes a convincing case for its own greatness.
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    Casey ChongCasey's Movie Mania
    Although "Doctor Sleep" doesn't quite reach the same height as "The Shining", this long-awaited sequel remains a decent entry.
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    Dan ScullyCinema76
    Moving, exciting, and often scary, Doctor Sleep is the sequel that The Shining deserves.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    Smart, thought-provoking and effectively creepy.
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    Norman GidneyHorrorBuzz
    The script, from the original novel by King, is an admirable adaptation marking another win for Flanagan.
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