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Doctor Sleep Reviews

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November 8, 2019
Perhaps because of the adaptation's Frankensteined origins, that mindbending final act doesn't have a whole lot in common with the two hours (!) that precede it.
December 12, 2019
Even if Flannagan is talented enough to master the dolley shots, zoom-outs and set designs, what's impossible to mime is [The Shining's] larger-than-life atmosphere, the overwhelming feeling that comes from great storytelling.
November 8, 2019
Doctor Sleep fails to establish its own identity - it may well put you to sleep.
November 5, 2019
More King than Kubrick. The acting is quite good, but it's really 2 movies in 1. Only about 20 min at the Overlook Hotel, and the big child murder scene is in poor taste.
November 4, 2019
An intriguing story suffers from a nostalgic identity crisis, though is ultimately salvaged by an enigmatic and captivating performance from Rebecca Ferguson.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
October 30, 2019
Eventually even the biggest Stephen King fans may find themselves checking their watch and worrying about whether they can make it to the Overlook without a loo break.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2019
Is "Doctor Sleep" as good as or better than "The Shining"? Definitely not. The scariest moments (which aren't that scary) have all been seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 31, 2019
Like a traumatized psyche, it remains uncomfortably stuck in the past, replaying familiar events in an effort to empty them of terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2019
In place of what Doctor Sleep puts its condescending, blinded faith in, I sympathize with Jack, and Dan - or Danny - I'd rather cling to drink or ghosts.
November 4, 2019
Doctor Sleep is a mediocre, soulless film that attempts to pay homage to Kubrick's The Shining while weaving in King's most bizarre monster lore.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 30, 2019
Doctor Sleep did just what its title promised. It sent me to sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2019
Despite some quite well executed moments, Doctor Sleep lengthens unnecessarily because Flanagan fails to combine the elements from the 80's film with the new ones. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 31, 2019
You won't want to play with it forever, and with the inflated run time, it might feel as though you are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2019
All you'll finish up with is a film which leaves out essential events and context, while still being far too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2019
A failed attempt to recuperate the magic of 'The Shining' on the big screen. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2019
Flanagan's... reach extends further than his grasp, resulting in a piece of messy Stanley Kubrick collage art.
November 3, 2019
There are only 20 minutes in the whole film where Flanagan gets even remotely close to the subtexts of the book and the original film. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 7, 2019
Doctor Sleep is an anemic story with a series format. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 8, 2019
The film is divided schizophrenically between telling a self-sufficient story and cannibalizing the original film. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 6, 2019
This adaptation of horror master King's 2013 novel of the same name seems reluctant to create genuine, sustained scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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