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Insomnia

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Insomnia (Movie - 2002)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
118 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/24/02
performer:
Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams, Martin Donovan (Actor), Maura Tierney
director:
Christopher Nolan
Producer:
Steven Soderbergh
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Hillary Seitz
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

In Insomnia, Al Pacino plays a veteran detective on loan from the LAPD to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in northern Alaska. His character suffers from severe sensory disorientation brought on by the never-setting sun, but Pacino the great actor is wide awake, giving his most powerful, nuanced performance in years. As a prime suspect, Robin Williams conveys a finicky creepiness. Christopher Nolan (”Memento”) uses his first big Hollywood picture to demonstrate that he’s a filmmaker in full control of mood, tone, and pacing.

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