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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    John WenzelDenver Post
    From the opening shots and synth notes to a spectacularly chilling closing scene, Doctor Sleep makes a convincing case for its own greatness.
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    Doug WalkerChannel Awesome
    There's not much that makes it a 'Must-See' movie, but there are a few elements that make it worthwhile.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Shockingly good, rich with psychological depth, meaningful characters, an exquisitely modulated tone and a few moments of riveting terror.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    Doctor Sleep brilliantly bridges the disparities between both of King's source novels and Kubrick's adaptation.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    "Doctor Sleep" can be overwrought at times, and you feel the length in certain spots, but overall it's an effective, engrossing horror film that adds new texture, depth, and wrinkles to something you already love.
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