Doctor Sleep

critic Reviews

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  • 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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    Erik HenriksenThe Stranger (Seattle, WA)
    Sure, Flanagan's no Kubrick, but he does pull off the too-rare trick of capturing the sprawling, earnest, weird vibe of a decent Stephen King novel, where the grotesque usually walks hand-in-hand with silliness.
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    Hugo Hernández ValdiviaCinexcepción
    It's a great film and it certainly provokes a bit of fear. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Josh TerryDeseret News (Salt Lake City)
    "Doctor Sleep" provides enough new intrigue mixed in with nostalgia to justify a ticket.
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    Drew DietschGenreVision
    Mike Flanagan once again proves he's incredibly adept at adapting seemingly unadaptable Stephen King works. A fantastic, epic horror/fantasy.
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    Kent GarrisonMad About Movies Podcast
    Flanagan hits all the right notes in a film that is sure to be an absolute thrill for fans of Kubrick's The Shining.
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    Molly HeneryThe Blogging Banshee
    Doctor Sleep is a stunning film that seamlessly combines the supernatural with trauma and addiction.
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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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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    Doctor Sleep trades the full-on horror of its predecessor for something stranger and more haunting.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    One of the better movies of the year, and should be embraced as a modern instant classic by fans of The Shining.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    A well made, enjoyable film - which doesn't always happen with a Stephen King book. Plus Rebecca Ferguson is terrific.
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