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Doctor Sleep (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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"Doctor Sleep" is the continuation of Danny Torrance's story 40 years after the terrifying events of Stephen King's The Shining. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the "shine." Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality. Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before-at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.

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Cast

Ewan McGregor
as Danny Torrance
Rebecca Ferguson
as Rose the Hat
Carl Lumbly
as Dick Hallorann
Zahn McClarnon
as Crow Daddy
Emily Alyn Lind
as Snakebite Andi
Alex Essoe
as Wendy Torrance
Carel Struycken
as Grandpa. Flick
Catherine Parker
as Silent Sarey
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"Doctor Sleep" feels like the logical continuation to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining."

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Whichever route you prefer to take to the Overlook Hotel, there are better directions available than those prescribed by Doctor Sleep.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

November 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

From the opening shots and synth notes to a spectacularly chilling closing scene, Doctor Sleep makes a convincing case for its own greatness.

November 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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