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Doctor Sleep Reviews

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December 27, 2019
McGregor is certainly skilled enough to make Dan compelling, even if the journey and its twists aren't always embraceable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 23, 2019
This one might leave you a bit more energized and hopeful than the Kubrick film. Kubrick had no problem showing us what happens when the Shine goes out. Flanagan seeks to do the opposite: Maybe, the film argues, we'll all Shine on.
December 16, 2019
The cast was phenomenal, the story itself was just very invigorating and full of plot twists.
December 9, 2019
A very well-paced film considering the 40-year gap from the original...it really felt like a great complimentary piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2019
I was really impressed. Cinematically, it's really solid. The acting is solid. Trim the movie 20 minutes and it's a perfect horror film...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 9, 2019
This is the adaptation of a Stephen King book that we deserved. Also, it serves as an intense The Shining sequel. [Full review in Spanish].
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2019
If you head into Doctor Sleep anticipating the same eerie horror, you'll be disappointed. But bring an open mind (and 151 spare minutes), and you'll get a steal.
December 4, 2019
It would be near sacrilege, of course, to argue that Doctor Sleep is BETTER than The Shining but it is more developed from a story standpoint and will make for more pleasant re-viewings than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 3, 2019
because Flanagan so successfully stakes his own territory and makes the characters memorable and meaningful outside of the accomplishments of the previous film, he isn't consumed by Kubrick's ghosts
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 3, 2019
The reason it is isn't a perfect film is because of the length. Doctor Sleep is way too long for the story it's telling, but I had fun on the journey, I just wish there weren't so many stops along the way.
December 2, 2019
With nods to Kubrick's film, this is no nostalgia trip, but more like a last stand.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2019
...a better-than-average horror followup...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 23, 2019
Fans of King's work will take a shining to 'Doctor Sleep.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2019
The funny thing about Doctor Sleep is that it is not so much a horror movie as a good, old-fashioned supernatural thriller. It's more Dark Shadows than Halloween.
November 20, 2019
[Doctor Sleep] works as an eerie ghost story and as a meditation on the life-long effects of our emotional wounds.
November 20, 2019
It balances those two books and the Kubrick movie really well to please movie fans and Stephen King fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 18, 2019
This movie builds a brilliant new narrative around the shine that introduces greater power and more supernatural elements.
November 18, 2019
Flanagan pulls it off, especially in the extended climactic sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2019
Doctor Sleep might be the best film that Flanagan has ever done. It is certainly one of the best King adaptations ever made.
November 17, 2019
The sequel to 'The Shining', 'Doctor Sleep', is a terrifying return to the realm of gifted kids and the predators who prey upon them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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