State Like Sleep (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

State Like Sleep (2019)



Critic Consensus: State Like Sleep fails to engage despite the efforts of a talented cast, leaving viewers with a would-be thriller that has an unfortunately descriptive title.

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One year after her husband's (Michiel Huisman) untimely death, a young widow (Katherine Waterston) receives an unsettling phone call that forces her to revisit the past.

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (10)

This all unfolds so slowly that by the time it gets momentum... You're surprised that the plot suddenly has momentum.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

When the story falters, the mood takes over, making the audience's experience a dreamlike state of sleep itself.

January 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite the film's wispiness... there is always something compelling about Waterston, who is usually the best part of any film she's in.

January 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

About as thrilling as a power failure in Antarctica.

January 4, 2019 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
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Does a fine job of recreating the dream-like fog of grief. But it doesn't go much further, and "somnolence" isn't an ideal quality around which to build an entire film.

January 3, 2019 | Full Review…

While the character's loss of all her life's reference points may be what the film's odd title is meant to suggest, many viewers will find the moniker a better description of their experience than the protagonist's.

January 3, 2019 | Full Review…

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