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“Doctor Sleep” is often at its best when Flanagan is allowed to flourish and play away from both the source material and the Kubrick film. When he returns to the Kubrick vision, including actors playing iconic roles from the movie, it sometimes feels like “Doctor Sleep” is in a very big shadow.
Oct 30, 2019 · That narrative breathing room gives Doctor Sleep a lot of opportunities to do its own thing and when it’s forging its own path, the movie rarely falters. Doctor Sleep is one of the scariest Stephen...
- Tom Jorgensen
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Oct 30, 2019 · But Doctor Sleep, a belated sequel to The Shining, wants viewers to care about the boy’s fate – and, surprisingly, it succeeds. Credible in its characterisation, rich in mythological detail, and...
Nov 06, 2019 · ‘Doctor Sleep’ Review: A Duller ‘Shining’ In this Stephen King adaptation, Ewan McGregor fights old and new demons. Ewan McGregor as the grown-up Dan Torrance in “Doctor Sleep,” an adaptation of a...
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Oct 30, 2019 · So much of Doctor Sleep is silly, but there really is so much. It’s a horror film set in 1980 Florida, no, 2011 New Jersey, no, 2019 New Hampshire, now Ohio, on to Colorado. The bad guys are...
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- Darren Franich
Doctor Sleep is an adaptation of Stephen King's 2013 novel as well as a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film The Shining. Summary: Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.
- Mike Flanagan
- Alexandra Essoe
Doctor Sleep is a different type of horror than The Shining, but it's still a frightful and disturbing film. Dann M Super Reviewer See all Audience reviews
- horror, mystery and thriller
Nov 07, 2019 · Stephen King legendarily hated the classic 1980 film Stanley Kubrick made of The Shining — a fact that made it hard for writer-director Mike Flanagan to get King’s seal of approval to film Doctor...