By Bruce Fretts
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:53 AM EDT
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Much ink has been spilled over Williams’ turn to the dark side with such recent roles as a twisted mystery novelist in Insomnia, ”Memento” director Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bender. Yet the serial scenery-chewer’s performance isn’t remarkable because it’s so dark, but because it’s so understated. Williams provides the perfect counterpoint to an enjoyably over-the-top Pacino, who affects an odd drawl as a sleep-deprived L.A. cop who’s been summoned to Alaska to consult on a murder investigation. Even Mr. Hoo-ah’s histrionics can’t overshadow ”Insomnia”’s true star — Nolan, who again proves adept at translating his protagonists’ fractured thoughts into hypnotic visuals.

Insomnia (Movie - 2002)

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 118 minutes
director
  • Christopher Nolan

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