- 1 hr 35 min
Sleepless is a 2017 American crime thriller film, directed by Baran bo Odar and written by Andrea Berloff. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, and Gabrielle Union. The story revolves around Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx), a Las Vegas Police Department detective who is trying to save his son from a group of dangerous men. The film is based on the French film Sleepless Night (2011).
The movie begins with Vincent Downs and his partner Sean Cass (T.I.) stealing a shipment of cocaine from Stanley Rubino (Dermot Mulroney), a nightclub owner and the son of a powerful casino boss, Rob Novak (Scoot McNairy). As they try to leave the scene, Vincent is stabbed in the abdomen by one of the men. After he manages to kill the attacker, he takes the cocaine and takes it to the casino.
However, things go horribly wrong when Vincentâs teenage son, Thomas (Octavius J. Johnson), is kidnapped by Novak and his men, who demand the cocaine in exchange for Thomas. Vincent must navigate through the seedy Las Vegas underworld and outsmart corrupt cops in order to save his son.
Michelle Monaghan plays Jennifer Bryant, a ruthless Internal Affairs officer who investigates Vincent and Seanâs involvement in the robbery. She gets drawn into the situation when she is called to help track down Vincent and his son.
The film is a non-stop action-packed thriller, with Vincent fighting off bad guys left and right, while trying to protect his son. There are car chases, shootouts, and hand-to-hand combat scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Foxx does a great job in his portrayal of Vincent Downs, and Monaghan is equally impressive as the no-nonsense Jennifer Bryant.
One of the highlights of the film is the impressive aerial shots of Las Vegas, showing the glitzy city in all its glory. The casinos, clubs, and hotels are all depicted in their neon-lit splendor, with the camera capturing the bustling energy of the city.
The performances of the supporting cast are also noteworthy. Mulroney as Stanley Rubino is menacing, and McNairy as Rob Novak is suitably intimidating. Gabrielle Union plays Vincentâs ex-wife, Dena, who is still in love with him, adding an emotional depth to the story.
The filmâs director, Baran bo Odar, does a great job in pacing the story so that there is never a dull moment. The action scenes are well choreographed and the soundtrack adds to the tension, making for a thrilling experience.
Overall, Sleepless is a solid action thriller that keeps you engaged from start to finish. Foxxâs performance is the icing on the cake, making the film a must-watch for his fans. The film is not without its flaws, but the fast-paced action and the chemistry between the cast make it a fun watch.
Sleepless is a 2017 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 34.