• Released
  • August 16, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Strong acting and smartly tuned-in directing turn a run-of-the-mill detective story into a striking, sometimes harrowing blend of horror and suspense.
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70

Dallas Observer

By Gregory Weinkauf
If you happen to be seeking a fairly cute film concerning occultism, torture, and murder, here ya go.
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70

Variety

By David Rooney
An enjoyable throwback to the occult psychological horror-thrillers of the late 1970s. While it flirts often with campy excess, the film remains compelling thanks to its chilly mood, stylish visuals and polished production values.
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63

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
If you can overlook its TV-episode look, occasional lapses in logic and detours into lurid overkill, this old-school psychological thriller, which marries a tracking-the-serial-killer narrative with occult themes, is a creepy diversion.
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60

L.A. Weekly

By Scott Foundas
As Willing moves the movie along its well-worn, Ruth Rendell–ish path, it accrues a certain fusty British charm, along with the requisite (and, for this reviewer, most satisfying) amounts of satanic symbolism, creepy mute children and abandoned gothic churches.
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Manohla Dargis
Sometimes a movie's charm materializes where you least expect it and in this particular case it emerges in the unlikely form of Henderson's character, Scotland Yard detective Janet Losey.
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Visnjic is charismatic, sympathetic and believable in the role, and the first part of the film -- in which he's being drawn into the case against his will and then use his hypnotic skills to get inside the mind of the little girl -- is quite riveting.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Before it goes down in a soggy mess of scary movie cliches and insultingly stupid plot contrivances, director and co-writer Nick Willing's adaptation of Madison Smartt Bell's novel Dr. Sleep gets in some good, seriously creepy licks.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Adapted - badly and unfaithfully - Close Your Eyes is a convoluted jumble of paranormal psychology, occultism and pagan symbolism, topped off with a quest for immortality.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A cheaply made piece of ''psychological'' occult schlock, subjects you to that depressing stop-and-go rhythm that defines inept fantasy thrillers.
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45 out of 100
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