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- Director: Baran bo Odar
- Writers: Andrea Berloff, Frdric Jardin
- Stars: Jamie Foxx, Scoot McNairy, Gabrielle Union, Octavius J. Johnson, Tim Connolly, Drew Sheer, Sala Baker, Tim Rigby, Elijah Everett, Tess Malis Kincaid, Steve Coulter, Matt Mercurio, Chan Ta Rivers, Brooke Boxberger, Chelsea Hayes
- Release Date: January 13, 2017
- Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
- Run Time: 1h 35min
The remake of a French movie, Sleepless is a thriller crime movie that keeps its viewers keep guessing what is going to happen next. With few minor changes, it is completely based on the same story as its original. This film is written by Andrea Berloff and direct by the Baran bo Odar. The plot of this movie is based on two cops trying to search for son that is being kidnap.
Hearing the word cop, first thing that cross everyone’s mind is someone loyal to their work. However, Sean Cass and Vincent Downs are the true definition what everyone call corrupt cops. The movie begins in Las Vegas where two LVMPD cops Sean Cass and Vincent Downs succeeds in robbing a full shipment of cocaine that belongs to Stanley Rubino, a very powerful entrepreneur who is also known to be associated with a famous mobster Rob Novak. To keep their jobs, they need to make sure that no one in the police department finds out their involvement in this robbery which is why they volunteer to be part of the investigating aiming to cover them up.
Vincent does not have a healthy relationship with his ex-wife but loves his son Thomas. One day he while taking Thomas to his soccer practice something happen that changes Vincent’s life forever. Thomas, Vincent reason to live gets kidnapped by the Rubino’s men. Vincent makes several attempts to get his son back; however, things do not go as per his plan. The cocaine bag that he tried to return in exchange for his son is moved by someone else while Thomas continues to be in Rubino’s custody. Foxx, who plays the main lead in the movie, has done some of his best work in this movie. He is everything that an action hero needs to be. There is action in the movie from day to night; hence the name Sleepless fits perfectly.
The story moves on with Thomas successful attempt to escape with a cell phone that he aims to use to contact his father. During a fight between Novak’s men and Vincent, Cass shows up and saves Vincent. However, he gets badly while trying to safe Vincent. There are certain moments in the story when it seems like nothing makes sense. There is lack of development in some scenes. Moreover, it seems like there is a major crime going on in the city and Fox is all over the place without his superior noticing anything at all.
The plot delivers a good message that being corrupt and unfaithful to your job is not going to get you at some better place. There has been mixed reviews received by the movie, however, it still manages to keep viewers who like this genre engage throughout the movie. The story moves on with Vincent reuniting with his son, however, the series of his action lead to reveal his corruption to everyone. He now has to deal with consequences and answer what he has been up to all these years.