When a dirty cop (Jamie Foxx) steals 25 kg of cocaine during a drop in Las Vegas, his son is kidnapped by the owner of the Luxor (Dermot Mulroney) in order to get it back. Knowing he needs leverage, the cop hides half the drugs until he collects his son, but when an internal affairs officer (Michelle Monaghan) finds the stashed cocaine, things get out of hand when he can’t deliver the rest of what was taken.
Sleepless is a short, yet fast paced crime movie about dirty cops and drugs. This movie isn’t going to change the mold on the genre, but due to the big names in the movie, it was entertaining and that is what matters. It has plenty of action, tension and family members in danger. At no point was I bored and I feel that the 95 minute run time is just right. It wants to be short, sweet and to the point without over staying its welcome and it achieves this.
Sleepless might not have the depth of other great action films, but it leaves out the boring moments and keeps things moving. I have no idea why this movie was dogged so heavily be critics, but I enjoyed it. I’m not sure how much I’ll want to see it again, but it feels like a typical Jason Statham action flick if that helps you pin point what you are walking into with Sleepless. Thumbs up! Co-starring T.I., Gabrielle Union, Octavius J. Johnson, Scoot McNairy and David Harbour.
7/10 Stars – Fast, action-packed, and entertaining! This movie is simple and complex all at the same time and never gets boring.