On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Tribeca Film) .
Frederic Jardin’s SLEEPLESS NIGHT tells a simple story: A dirty cop steals the mob’s dope and the mob steals the cop’s son. What follow is a jangly, nerve-racking, totally entertaining thriller moves at light speed.
SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Tribeca Film)
Set primarily in a packed Paris dance club, SLEEPLESS NIGHT plays almost as a bedroom farce, with a Paris dance club as the nexus of its action. Home base for the local mob boss, Le Tarmac is the in place, it seems, for both partiers and police, and Vincent leads both the cops and the crooks through the joint as he searches for both his son and the drugs.
Jardin stages his action sequences with efficiency, particularly one in which Vincent takes on a fellow cop and makes a holy mess of the club’s kitchen. Utilizing everything from salad bowls to drawers full of utensils, the fight is a clever back-and-forth that has the wit and invention of a Road Runner cartoon.
SLEEPLESS NIGHT is a crackerjack crime flick
that flies out of the gate and barrels along like a bullet train.
Don’t miss it.
Chris Claro is a contributing writer to On Demand Weekly. He is a former Director of Promotion for Sundance Channel and now works as a writer, producer, and media educator. He is a regular contributor to dvdverdict.com and contributor to the Eyes and Ears section of huffingtonpost.com
SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Tribeca) can be found on your cable's system's movies on demand section.
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