Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

A now-adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as the True Knots in this sequel to Stephen King's The Shining. Written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, The Haunting of Hill House) and adapted from King's 2013 novel.

2019Rating: R16, Violence, horror, drug use & offensive language152 minsUSA
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Stephen King's Doctor Sleep / Reviews

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Superficial homages aside, few echoes of Kubrick’s peculiar genius can be found anywhere in Doctor Sleep.

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Stuff

Stuff

As for movie adaptations of King, maybe it's time to heed the immortal words of Steve Hansen: To just pull the chain and move on. But I hope – and know – that someone will soon enough prove me wrong. And that makes me happy too.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

For even casual fans of The Shining (book or movie), or quality horror in general, this is absolutely one you won't want to overlook.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

In a way that poignantly echoes the plight of young Danny himself, the new movie sometimes brings to mind a child caught between two quarreling parents, and attempting to stage a reconciliation.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite some big moments, this seems cumbersome and unnecessary: a dimming of the original.

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Time Out

Time Out

You could call it fan service, if the service is to teach fans that mimicking Stanley Kubrick's chilly elegance - and even reshooting scenes from the original film with lookalike actors, a crime bordering on sacrilege - doesn't make your take as scary.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Anyone expecting a straightforward Shining sequel will be disappointed. This isn't a gruelling exercise in pure horror. It's odder and more contemplative, but worth checking in.

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Variety

Variety

I found myself lured into a movie that dares to depict evil as something that makes us suck in our breath.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Just when things threaten to slow to a stall, you can count on Ferguson to roar to the occasion to shake you; when she's around, she's the whole show, threatening, cajoling, erotically boiling when prey is at hand.

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