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Woody Allen takes a nostalgic look at the future.
Miles Monroe, a clarinet-playing health food store proprietor, is revived out of cryostasis 200 years into a future world in order to help rebels fight an oppressive government regime.
Okay, one more review before I go since today I'll be moving and focusing on getting settled in and finding employment.
I was looking for a way to avoid writing more of a Fan Story I'm working on and figured I'd watch something that's been on my radar for a good while now.
To keep things short, "Sleeper" is hilarious. An endlessly creative, jazzy, witty, and clever send up of the 70s view as to what the future would end up being like.
Complete with two great leading performances in Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, wonderful production design, a damn great soundtrack and a brisk pace with a short run time to keep things from wearing themselves out, even if…
Sleeper was my first exposure to Woody Allen. I knew nothing of him, other than seeing an odd looking bespectacled man on the cover of Time magazine that was sitting on the coffee table a few years previous. It wasn’t the promise of Allen’s comedy, but rather the movie poster featuring a robot in a helicopter chair clutching a shrieking damsel that drew me into the shopping mall theatre that Saturday so many years ago.
My predominant memory was of my 14 year old self laughing so riotously hard that tears were streaming down my face, and I thought it a very real possibility that I would throw up.
I have seen it since, but it’s been ages. When this…
I think the Letterboxd community has something against comedies for some reason. I was scrolling through reviews for Sleeper and they were mostly three stars or below. News flash: Terrence Malick doesn't have to direct a film for it to have five stars! It doesn't need to be deep or prophetic! This community can be pretty pretentious sometimes.
Sleeper is one of the craziest, most madcap, silliest comedies I've ever seen. It's also a super effective & smart sci-fi movie.
I laughed basically start to finish. Woody Allen knows how to write quips, situational comedy, and visual comedy so well.
Diane Keaton is so so so attractive. Also, her Marlon Brando impression is one of the best things ever.
Sleeper satirizes pretty much every aspect of American culture, and that's pretty ballsy.
In "Sleeper," Woody Allen sends up the future while skewering the past and present in a film that starts off well before descending into silliness. Allen's standard comic sensibilities are on display as he weaves jokes about intellectuals, art, sex, and romance into smart-but-goofy blend of science fiction and comedy.
Beginning nearly two centuries in the future, the film finds a man from the 1970s thawed from a cryogenically induced slumber and forced to deal with an array a technological, cultural, and political changes. The sci-fi canvas allows star/director/co-writer, Allen, to amusingly attack his typical foils. Allen's character becomes a medical oddity, robot worker, and put-upon revolutionary in the span of 90 minutes.
The comedy ranges from smart and satirical,…
One of the strangest gaps in my filmwatching has been the lack of Woody Allen films I've seen recently.
In fact, I haven't seen a Woody Allen film in at least 13 or 14 years with the last one being Small Time Crooks, which I still regard as an extremely underrated and thoroughly enjoyable crime comedy. I'm not really sure why I haven't watched any of his films since then. It could be that few of his titles since then have really compelled me to watch them, but there are a couple of notables from earlier in his career that I also haven't seen yet such as Broadway Danny Rose and The Purple Rose Of Cairo.
Performances : 6/10
Story : 5.5/10
Production : 6/10
Overall : 5.83/10
The first act of Sleeper is absolutely fucking hilarious. It's terrific. It's like Woody Allen's ode to the visual gag. Half slapstick genius and half neurotic brilliance, this film kicks off with a bang, telling a promising fish out of water story peppered with Allen's usual tricks.
The issue being that after that first third the laughs drop off twice the size of the one Woody drives his VW off of. What started off as a smart, original and hilarious story veers into this strange, almost TOO wacky series of missed one-liners. I don't know...maybe it's my fault for losing interest. I just don't see how over…
A really great opening premise, with some brilliant callings to silent cinema's physical comedy. It started really great. It just felt like it could have been a whole lot deeper.
A modern slapstick-comedy classic, directed by and starring Woody Allen. Set 200 years in the future, it's the most stable and sustained of his comedies, with a clean visual style and an elegant design. It's a very even work, with no thudding bad lines and no low stretches, but it doesn't have the loose, manic highs of some of his other films. You laugh all the way through and come out smiling and happy, but you're not driven crazy--not really turned on the way his messier movies can turn you on. With Diane Keaton and John Beck. Written by Allen, and Marshall Brickman; cinematography by David M. Walsh; editing by Ralph Rosenblum; costume design by Joel Schumacher. The music is by Woody Allen with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Funeral and Ragtime Band. United Artists.
i hate woody allen
.......this was a good sci fi movie
I'm a big fan of Woody Allen but I've never seen any of his earlier comedies until Sleeper and I must say I was not disappointed.
The narrative is very relevant to modern times. Woody Allen and Diane Keaton give great comedic performances as well as the rest of the cast. The cinematography was good and the music was great.
I'd highly recommend this film to any Woody Allen fans!!!
In a future made up of such
kooky derangement it could
only come from Woody Allen.
What makes his films so him
is the creative tributes put forth.
The obvious of which here in honor
of Groucho Marx & his brothers,
and I'm sure full well they'd have
The boisterous yet spirited
the costumes and machines
that seem as if pulled from
a prop comics trunk,
the classic one-liners
and similar charm seen
and felt in other films
from Mr. Allen.
Always ready to
either make you laugh or cry
through and through.
Whatever the case, his
films are always quite the
God, Allen and Keaton were so good together.
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