Insomnia (2002)

Insomnia (2002)

Insomnia (2002)

Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the great Memento (2000), a thriller set in an Alaskan town where the sun doesn't go down. Al Pacino is a weary, LA homicide detective sent to investigate the cold, methodical murder of a local teen. Co-stars Hilary Swank and Robin Williams.

2002Rating: M, Violence and offensive language118 minsUSA, Canada
MysteryThriller

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A gripping, highly dramatic thriller that more than confirms the distinctive talent of young Brit helmer Christopher Nolan.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Nolan's follow-up to Memento is just as taut and ambiguous as its predecessor and -- arguably -- features better performances from its leading me

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Despite its linear storyline, the film is very recognisably the work of the sharp, probing intelligence that gave us Following and Memento.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Intensely sharp-witted remake of the noir thriller Insomnia.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This could this be The Big Sleep for a new generation.

5.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Unlike most remakes, the Nolan Insomnia is not a pale retread, but a re-examination of the material, like a new production of a good play.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Pacino is on world-beating form and Williams delivers his best straight performance yet.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

A gripping, highly dramatic thriller that more than confirms the distinctive talent of young Brit helmer Christopher Nolan.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Nolan's follow-up to Memento is just as taut and ambiguous as its predecessor and -- arguably -- features better performances from its leading me

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Despite its linear storyline, the film is very recognisably the work of the sharp, probing intelligence that gave us Following and Memento.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Intensely sharp-witted remake of the noir thriller Insomnia.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This could this be The Big Sleep for a new generation.

5.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Unlike most remakes, the Nolan Insomnia is not a pale retread, but a re-examination of the material, like a new production of a good play.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Pacino is on world-beating form and Williams delivers his best straight performance yet.

4.0

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