Sleepless (2017)

Plot: Vincent Downs has a tough night when his son is kidnapped by the criminals he’s trying to put a stop to. Now he’s caught up in murderous gangsters and corrupt cops all the while internal affairs are coming after him.

Director: Baran Odar

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Michelle Monaghan, T.I., Dermot Mulroney.

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The film has a short running time of 1 hour and 35 minutes which is perfect because it is full of action, from start to finish. I’m so happy it’s not like 2 hours long. Films are too long these days and the story just drags whereas this film is entertaining and never becomes boring. The action continues to build throughout.

I know there are a lot of cop movies out there and they can be similar which puts people off but I would totally recommend this one. It’s brutal with its violence and isn’t afraid to injury the heroes in the story. There’s a scene towards the end where a certain character gets shot and it’s just so shocking because you really aren’t expecting it. It’s quite unpredictable which is what makes this film good.

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With the story being about corrupt cops, there’s a cop who you think is good who turns out to be corrupt. I don’t know whether it’s because I was off my game but I really didn’t expect it. It was a really good twist. There are so many great moments in this film. It’s one for all the action junkies out there.

A fantastic speedy cop movie!

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