Doctor Sleep

critic Reviews

73% Fresh Tomatometer Score73%
  • Doctor Sleep forsakes the elemental terror of its predecessor for a more contemplative sequel that balances poignant themes against spine-tingling chills.
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    Bill WattersAggressive Comix
    Doctor Sleep succeeds in not trying to improve on its predecessor and instead stands as something different. Best described Doctor Sleep is the Aliens to The Shining's Alien.
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    Matt BrunsonCreative Loafing
    Rose the Hat is an original and unsettling character. The other members of the True Knot are far less threatening, coming across less as avatars of unspeakable evil and more as burned-out roadies still following their favorite '70s band decades later.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    Steering clear of clichés, Doctor Sleep will keep you interested and keep you thinking.
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    Kimberly PierceGeek Girl Authority
    Doctor Sleep captures some great... moments, which should make this an entertaining watch for fans of the Kubrick film, and likely for King fans as well.
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    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    Doctor Sleep has a great, eerie atmosphere that nicely accentuates the story's themes.
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    John UrbancichYour Movies (cleveland.com)
    Just know that your heart might be recruited to pound right along with an effectively simple score from the Newton Brothers.
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    Matt NealABC Radio (Australia)
    Doctor Sleep is far better than it has any right to be.
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    Pablo VillaçaCinema em Cena
    It manages to be more emotional than The Shining (something that picture never intended to be) while keeping Kubrick's perfect aesthetic rigidity. [Full review in Portuguese]
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    Rob VauxSci-Fi Movie Page
    Even if you just want a solid spook story, it's still more than worthy of its lofty pedigree.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    There is some lovely camerawork at play - one scene gives new meaning to the phrase "dropping in on someone" - and an oddity not often seen in horror films, where the scary evil entities must face their own demons.
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