Doctor Sleep

critic Reviews

, 78% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Doctor Sleep forsakes the elemental terror of its predecessor for a more contemplative sequel that balances poignant themes against spine-tingling chills.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    Flanagan pulls it off, especially in the extended climactic sequence.
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    Kim NewmanSight and Sound
    With Kubrick-like attention to detail, Flanagan plays with images and themes we remember, but always with different outcomes.
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    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair
    A body of work that benefits from hindsight and reflection - unexpected pleasures for a horror movie, which must be why they feel so welcome.
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    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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    Luis BondA Simple Vista
    Doctor Sleep is a good psychological thriller with touches of terror, a bit of drama, and covered with a dreamlike veneer that allows its director to show off his staging in several sequences. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Trace ThurmanHorror Queers Podcast
    Flanagan has done the impossible by delivering a film that works both as a sequel to King's novel and Kubrick's adaptation, but even without that clarifier it can still be considered a modern classic.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    There's simply no subtlety in the horror.
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    Emma WolfeSpookyAstronauts
    Really slow but captivating at the same time.
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