Sleeping Beauty (2011)

102 mins
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With the billing "Jane Campion Presents...", this Australian drama from Julia Leigh - a protege of Campion - is... More

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Sleeping Beauty (2011) | Ratings & Reviews

"The film's frustratingly elliptical style and lack of character insight give it a distinctly first-draft feel."


"Sleeping Beauty is an impressive technical display, though no more than the sum of its parts."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Soporific in every sense."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"I found it gorgeous, opaque and disturbing in roughly equal portions, but it was a riveting experience all the way through."


"One can't help but wish for the film Sleeping Beauty might have been had Campion held the reins."


"A hideous arthouse snoozer... as pretentious as it is puerile."

Herald SunHerald Sun

"It might be an incoherent mess but at least it's not boring."

The AgeThe Age

"This will divide audiences as much as The Tree Of Life, but it's a brave and beautiful calling card for both filmmaker and star."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"An airless, lifeless experience despite the best efforts and intentions of its lead."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"It's clear this emperor has no clothes, along with much of the cast."

Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph

"Leigh’s basic premise is so strong that it largely survives her efforts to turn Sleeping Beauty into a heavy-handed thinkpiece."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Leigh observes Lucy's body and what happens to it with a dreamy detachment that is seductive and unnerving in equal measure."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"I'm not, finally, sure what Leigh is saying - but she is a filmmaker with a voice."

New York PostNew York Post

"Stark, dispassionate and noticeably short on happily ever afters."


"Though Julia Leigh's surprisingly dull debut is meant to present the mysteries of a troubled young woman, you're more likely to wonder why its star, Emily Browning, is drawn to such demeaning roles."

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News

"Leigh strikes an observational, artful tone that builds to an emotional climax as fittingly yet frustratingly enigmatic as anything that's come before."


"An arty exploitation pic passed off as a feminist parable..."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

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