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Insomnia

By | 2018-03-21T18:32:17+01:00 May 6th, 2004|Reviews|

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Date: 2002

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams

Christopher Nolan’s (“Memento”) remake of the Swedish original falls flat. Neither lead cop (Al Pacino), killer (Robin Williams), nor local detective (Hilary Swank) seem particularly caught up in the story. Two L.A. detectives are dispatched to a moody Alaskan town to investigate a teen murder. Nolan works on a “Twin Peaks” feel — emphasis on the quirky — trying to wring the ominous from darkness-deprived days. Pacino looks exhausted and sighs a great deal, but such appeal works for 30 minutes, not two hours. Williams, as always, has some fine moments. But the whole doesn’t have many.

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Marcia Yarrow
A military brat, Marcia Yarrow was born in Hamburg, Germany but grew up in Germany, Spain, and Provo, Utah. She's been writing for the magazine since its creation in 2004.

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