Insomnia (2002)

Insomnia (2002)

Insomnia (2002)

Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the great Memento (2000), a thriller set in an Alaskan town where the sun doesn't go down. Al Pacino is a weary, LA homicide detective sent to investigate the cold, methodical murder of a local teen. Co-stars Hilary Swank and Robin Williams.

2002Rating: M, Violence and offensive language118 minsUSA, Canada
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Insomnia (2002) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A gripping, highly dramatic thriller that more than confirms the distinctive talent of young Brit helmer Christopher Nolan.

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Total Film

Total Film

Nolan's follow-up to Memento is just as taut and ambiguous as its predecessor and -- arguably -- features better performances from its leading me

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Time Out

Time Out

Despite its linear storyline, the film is very recognisably the work of the sharp, probing intelligence that gave us Following and Memento.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Intensely sharp-witted remake of the noir thriller Insomnia.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This could this be The Big Sleep for a new generation.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Unlike most remakes, the Nolan Insomnia is not a pale retread, but a re-examination of the material, like a new production of a good play.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Pacino is on world-beating form and Williams delivers his best straight performance yet.

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