#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Vincent Downs is a cop in Las Vegas, who’s partnered with a crooked cop. His partner asks him to steal some drugs, which they do. But what they don’t know is that the drugs belong to a crime family, the Novaks who goes after anyone who crosses them. And Rob Novak the man who was handling the drug sale sets his sights on the man who sold him the drugs, casino boss Rubino. Rubino discovers Downs was the one who stole the drugs so he has Downs’ son abducted and tells Downs to bring the drugs to his casino. Jennifer Bryant, an idealistic cop who wants to take down every criminal including the Novaks. Recently one her busts went bust and she did everything by the book. She thinks all the men are patronizing her. When she meets Downs she gets a vibe off of him and follows him. Downs brings the drugs to the casino and hides the drugs. Downs meets with Rubino and asks for his drugs. Downs wants his son first before he gives him the drugs. Rubino shows him his son and goes to get the drugs but Bryant finds the drugs and takes them. When Downs learns what she did he scrambles to find a way to save his son. And Novak needs the drugs desperately and goes after everyone especially Downs who is latter asisted by his wife and son to defeat these foes.
Plot: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs, who has got a lot of enemies, is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters gets T, Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night, he will have to rescue his son T (who they got), evade an internal affairs investigation and bring the kidnappers to justice.
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A far cry from the worst film of the year, but it does seem surprising that someone as talented as Jamie Foxx would bother with something this overpoweringly generic.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
**A night of twist and turn events.**
Maybe if you haven’t seen the original, you will enjoy it, particularly if you like a thrilling clash between the cops and gangsters. For me this is the third version from the last three consecutive years. After the original French film based on the same name of the book, followed by the Kollywood remake ‘Thoongavanam’. The second film was not bad, considering the way it was made to the Indian standards. They did not change much, but in this one the initial parts were almost the same and the following developments were too much. I mean literally they turned it into twice thriller with tight action sequences. Their main idea was to leave the open conclusion for a possible sequel. Which was really too intentional that not everybody would be happy with, for like those who liked the previous versions.
The actors were good, but Michelle Monaghan was the best among. Unlike the same characters from other versions, I don’t know how they turned Monaghan’s role so powerful. That’s the negative, as the film Jamie Foxx in the lead. Otherwise, as a neutral, this is not a bad remake. The Immigrant joke was trimmed off, since today’s US is not in favour of such comedies in films. And many events, especially film scenes were accelerated. So the camera moves one place to another in a quick succession unlike other versions. Yeah, these changes were needed, since the film was not a fresh piece of work or even first remake. But like I said too muchness spoiled the party. Even though one time watchable film.
Watch Oscar Jamie sleep.
You may go sleepless while watching this abduction thriller with a couple of stars, Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan. They’re Las Vegas PD detectives involved in drug busting with all the kidnap, corruption components in place.
The outstanding element is the awareness that an Oscar winner–Foxx–can be wasted in a hum-drum actioner that surprises not at all. Believe me when I tell you that if you stirred Liam Neeson in with this script, you’d know the difference only by the skin color of the kidnapped children.
Although director Odar does a competent job with the foot races and car chases, they are still boiler-plate staples of the genre. While Foxx spends most of the film improbably finding his son, losing him, finding him again in an almost Groundhog Day motif, the action becomes tedious quickly. His life-threatening-wound is ludicrously not debilitating except for a few high-priced Oscar grunts that end up immobilizing a goon or two who have no similar disabilities.
It was a dismal afternoon when I saw Sleepless because I love cinematic visuals and watching Michelle make something out of nothing. Otherwise, you’ll be more careful about the safety of your children. That’s the good part.
Incompetent direction ruins a promising B-picture
Let me start by saying that I like gritty neo-noir thrillers, Jamie Foxx and dramas that are set in a compressed time frame. The trailer to “Sleepless” promised all of this and I was sold. I didn’t expect anything outstanding, but something a little bit like Mann’s “Miami Vice” or “Collateral”.
The digital cinematography by the talented Mihai Malaimare Jr. (“The Master”, “A Walk Among The Tombstones”, “Tetro”) is better than this kind of movie deserves and creates a moody, but still realistic Las Vegas setting using grey, black, blue, green and purple color tones. No color is there only by coincidence. The frame is always beautifully composed. Some of the action footage looks spectacular.
So, why doesn’t it work?
The screenplay by the Oscar-nominated Andrea Berloff is very conventional and full of cliché, but so are other good B-pictures with a less stellar cast. It’s surprisingly flat and without any originality at all. You’ve seen every twist before in better movies. But it’s not as bad, that it needs a Razzie nomination. It might have worked if directed by some talented guy, but…
The direction is a mess. It’s not only weak directing, but incompetent directing, because Baran bo Odar makes mistakes you usually only see in student films, where the filmmakers don’t really care about realism too much. Some of the actions of the characters don’t make any sense and are staged in an unbelievable manner. My favorite example is the moment when one of the bad guys aims with his gun at Jamie Foxx. He could easily kill him now, but what does he do? He walks a few steps back. Then suddenly Foxx’ son in the movie drives into him with his car, without making any noise first, so the bad guy is surprised by his death. Another big thing that bothered me was the son: Why didn’t he leave the building after his unrealistic-escape-by-coincidence ? No, he prefers to stay in the disco. Really? These things would not happen in real-life, only in movies, where the director is not able to block and stage a scene in a believable manner. Or he simply doesn’t care for realism or logical actions by motivated characters. The whole showdown is ridiculous and unintentionally funny because of the bad direction and the mediocre writing. Maybe good editing could have fixed some errors and save the movie from its ridiculousness, but even then it would still be only an uninspired B-picture.
What we have here is proof of disregard for the audience and intelligent storytelling. Maybe Baran bo Odar once showed some promise at the beginning of his career, but based on “Sleepless” I would never hire this guy for anything except maybe a car commercial.
I only give it 4/10 because of stylish cinematography. A waste of talent.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (Australia), 1 hr 35 min (95 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director Baran bo Odar
Writer Andrea Berloff (screenplay by), Frédéric Jardin (based on the film “Nuit blanche” written by), Nicolas Saada (based on the film “Nuit blanche” written by), Olivier Douyère (based on the film “Nuit blanche” written by)
Actors Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, Dermot Mulroney
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Vertigo Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Light Iron (mobile dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K), Redcode RAW (5K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)