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.


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.


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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