Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

Before I Go To Sleep

Novelist SJ Watson's critically acclaimed psychological thriller is brought to the big screen by writer-director Rowan Joffé (Brighton Rock), producer Ridley Scott, and stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.

Christine (Kidman) is a woman who wakes every day with no memory of who she is, reconstructing her life daily from a journal she keeps. Her husband Ben (Firth) and son are strangers to her. When a terrifying truth emerges, Christine is forced to question everyone around her and the life she is told is hers.

2014Rating: M, Violence and offensive language92 minsUK
MysteryThriller
82%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

It's been some time since a twisty thriller was able to genuinely surprise an audience. Increased viewer awareness of the various twist tropes often forces filmmakers to heap twist upon twist upon twist, straining credulity all the way. Invariably, the twist is about the twist is about the twist.

4.0

meh

it wasn't terrible, kept us guessing, but... meh

2.0

A decent thriller

The critics review are mixed, but I am with you on this one. I haven't read the book, but the movie itself is a decent refreshing thriller. Kidman is actually making a comeback performance in this and Colin is great as always. I think it's an enjoyable flick on a Friday night out.

4.0

Every day is groundhog day

A woman with amnesia; throw in a bit of paranoia, adultery, creepiness, then what do you believe? Then trust, a big issue in any relationship gets thrown in the ring too. Superficial thriller that is barely believeable mystery whilst suspense isn't really sustained.

3.0

Why not wait for a month and see the GONE GIRL?

Because the 2-minute trailer of GONE GIRL is far more thrilling than the entire BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP film. In fact, I haven't found anything thrilling in the latter.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

There’s perilously little playfulness to be found either in the script or its otherwise handsomely ashen cinematic treatment.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A handsome thriller, absorbing for its duration and with a couple of neat rug-pulls.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Perfectly effective, but while director Rowan Joffe keeps the twists coming, something about Kidman’s blank, frosty performance is unconvincing.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Enjoyably preposterous.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper the way.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Strong performances keep the viewer guessing as much as our heroine, but the character drama recedes as the thriller element builds, to its detriment.

3.0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

It's been some time since a twisty thriller was able to genuinely surprise an audience. Increased viewer awareness of the various twist tropes often forces filmmakers to heap twist upon twist upon twist, straining credulity all the way. Invariably, the twist is about the twist is about the twist.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

There’s perilously little playfulness to be found either in the script or its otherwise handsomely ashen cinematic treatment.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A handsome thriller, absorbing for its duration and with a couple of neat rug-pulls.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Perfectly effective, but while director Rowan Joffe keeps the twists coming, something about Kidman’s blank, frosty performance is unconvincing.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Enjoyably preposterous.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper the way.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Strong performances keep the viewer guessing as much as our heroine, but the character drama recedes as the thriller element builds, to its detriment.

3.0

meh

it wasn't terrible, kept us guessing, but... meh

2.0

A decent thriller

The critics review are mixed, but I am with you on this one. I haven't read the book, but the movie itself is a decent refreshing thriller. Kidman is actually making a comeback performance in this and Colin is great as always. I think it's an enjoyable flick on a Friday night out.

4.0

Every day is groundhog day

A woman with amnesia; throw in a bit of paranoia, adultery, creepiness, then what do you believe? Then trust, a big issue in any relationship gets thrown in the ring too. Superficial thriller that is barely believeable mystery whilst suspense isn't really sustained.

3.0

Why not wait for a month and see the GONE GIRL?

Because the 2-minute trailer of GONE GIRL is far more thrilling than the entire BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP film. In fact, I haven't found anything thrilling in the latter.

2.0