Doctor Sleep

critic Reviews

77% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score77%
  • 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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    Asher LubertoL.A. Weekly
    Even if Flannagan is talented enough to master the dolley shots, zoom-outs and set designs, what's impossible to mime is [The Shining's] larger-than-life atmosphere, the overwhelming feeling that comes from great storytelling.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    "Doctor Sleep" feels like the logical continuation to Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of "The Shining."
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    Whichever route you prefer to take to the Overlook Hotel, there are better directions available than those prescribed by Doctor Sleep.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I think what I respected the most about Doctor Sleep is that it does feel like it's trying to be its own film for as long as it can.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    An itch to play a few too many of the greatest hits softens the impact of the ride. But make no mistake: "Doctor Sleep" shines.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    Part homage to Kubrick's moody atmospherics, and part hyper-literal superhero story, "Doctor Sleep" is stylish, engrossing, at times frustratingly illogical and, ultimately less than profoundly unsettling.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    Smart, thought-provoking and effectively creepy.
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    Norman GidneyHorrorBuzz
    The script, from the original novel by King, is an admirable adaptation marking another win for Flanagan.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    Doctor Sleep is less a horror movie than a supernatural drama -- only intermittently frightening, but engaging and saddening. It feels like the deep dull pain of a slowly forming bruise.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A contemplative and terrifying take on good versus evil, with excellent direction and performances in a film about the consuming nature of life and time, and the evil that exploits it.
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