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A tough cop. A brilliant killer. An unspeakable crime.
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Insomnia is a remake of the Norwegian film that came out in 1997 and while it shares the exact same plot, I thought Christopher Nolan made a well-crafted psychological thriller with some solid performances. I don’t usually approve remakes that try to emulate the story of the original without bringing anything new, but I haven’t seen the Norwegian version so I can’t compare them. While it might seem like a predictable and generic detective film at first, once the little twist happens we are drawn into a very interesting confrontation between the killer and one of the detectives. The hallucinatory sequences get a bit repetitive, but I appreciate the technical prowess shown there. The moral conflicts lived by Will Dormer…
Christopher Nolan's first stint with a major Hollywood studio is a remake of the Norwegian thriller of the same name and is termed by many critics to be one of the rare instances of an American remake done right. I haven't seen the original so I can't compare the two but one can make out that it tries to create its own identity instead of following the same footsteps.
The story of Insomnia concerns Will Dormer; a Los Angeles homicide detective who, along with another detective, is dispatched to a small Alaskan town to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. When an attempt to apprehend the suspect results in a tragic incident, things soon turn worse for Will…
I am very impressed by both Al Pacino and Robin Williams. Both of these gentlemen give great performances in this entertaining thriller! I didn't know Robin Williams had a performance like this in him. I'm surprised I hadn't seen this Nolan film sooner.
Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia" is a vividly rendered, sharply directed, and skillfully performed crime thriller. Observing characters trapped in moral, mental, and physical fogs, the film is both patient and urgent. Exciting and textured, Nolan's remake of an earlier Norwegian film is a highly satisfying piece of work.
Revolving around the investigation of a murder that occurred in a remote town in Alaska, the film follows as Al Pacino's weary, big-city detective is brought aboard to assist with the case. Falling victim to an environment where the sun rarely sets, the detective finds himself mentally and physically slipping. As the case moves to its conclusion, fatal mistakes are made, secrets are set, and perpetrators are uncovered. A morality play, mystery, and…
Sometimes it's wonderful to go back on the career of a director and to compare his earliest films with his latest works, especially when we are talking about Christopher Nolan, a filmmaker who currently dominates the world of blockbusters. The first conclusions you draw while watching Insomnia (which is a remake of a Norwegian film) is that when he's working with lower budgets (even if $46 million is not particularly low), his works feel more focused and his intentions clearer. Unlike his more recent works, Insomnia is a film that doesn't really try to do much simultaneously, but what it does, it does pretty well.
Initially, Nolan's third film presents itself as a rather traditional detective story about a homicide…
Whether it's dealing with the responsibility of leading the premier crime organisation in America, exposing the criminal activities of his police colleagues or heading out into the lonely air of Alaska, Al Pacino has carried the world on his shoulders. Here he increasingly looks like a man worn down to his last thread, the bright light and wide spaces of Alaska opening up a chasm too deep to cover up any longer.
Kevin Nolan's remake of this Norwegian film follows the typical path of many other thrillers with no great surprises in store within the narrative. It's a real meat and drink type of story, a world away from the puzzle that was Memento. As Pacino's character says, it's all…
A grim, effective thriller that nevertheless, it's probably Christopher Nolan's weakest effort overall.
Tremendo elenco y no lo supo explotar. Es un thriller policial mas del monton para el olvido. El papel de Williams no es creible. Ya de por si la cara de buen tipo no lo ayuda.
Al Pacino's Stunt Double: The Movie
Remake of a Norwegian film in which a pair of LAPD homicide detectives – one, played by Pacino, a legitimate hero – are sent to consult on a case in a small town in Alaska – both to help out an old friend, and to momentarily escape some Internal Affairs heat. After an accident in the line of duty, things start getting complicated for Pacino's character, especially when he finds sleeping in Alaska's ever-present daylight to be impossible. Plenty of twists and turns, and Nolan stylishly depicts Pacino's descent into near-madness. A great vibe throughout with beautiful scenery and an effective, simple score. One of a series of dark films in which Williams broke out of his traditional, family-friendly mold.
Nolan y Pacino comparten una característica esencial: los dos son mucho más virtuosos cuando utilizan sus excentricidades en beneficio del discurso y no al revés. Pasa poco, pero cuando pasa puede mejorar el sabor de boca de una obra a priori poco sabrosa.
Hours of Al Pacino aggressively whispering.
GREAT writing, GREAT acting, GREAT story, very poor directing. The editing was all over the place, the lighting was awful, and it broke the 180 degree rule countless times, its the first film that has ever CONFUSED me by breaking the 180 degree rule as well, it had AWFUL establishing shots and was just put together HORRENDOUSLY. I recommend it for the story and acting but man, do not see this for the way its put together.
Probably one of the most overlooked of Nolan’s oeuvre. Not his best, but you can definitely see some of his flourishes throughout, as well as tight editing and excellent production design and sense of place.
Really good, not the worst of Nolan's stuff, but the least fantastic
Christopher Nolan is the most overrated filmmaker working today. This may be a pretty controversial thing to say, and you…
I haven't seen many recent foreign films, unfortunately.
Also 2014 was a really good year for movies.