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

Variety

Variety

press

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

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Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
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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
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Enjoyably preposterous.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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
0

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

2.0
0

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
0

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
0

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
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
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
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Enjoyably preposterous.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
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
0

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

2.0
0

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
0

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
0

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
0