88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A near-great British neo-noir, harsh yet hypnotic. Its psychological vortex can suck you in and leave you reeling.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Mike Hodges' gritty new film noir I'll Sleep When I'm Dead begins in enigma and snakes its way into stark clarity.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film is held together by Clive Owen, who spends most of his time on screen hidden beneath matted hair and a scruffy beard but still has more aura than any actor around.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
In I'll Sleep When I'm Dead,' master of stylish criminality Mike Hodges presents a nighttime London of sharp suits, distorted jazz notes and shiny luxury sedans cruising dirty streets.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In order to appreciate I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, you have to be willing to absorb unhurried film noir, and to accept that the film's version of "closure" is a little frustrating.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

The finish, too, is enigmatic, but in the hands of Hodges, with his masterful touch in conveying how deep run the rivers of regret, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead may take its place with "Get Carter" as a classic British gangster film.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Though there's less to the film than seduces the eye, the allure of those surfaces can be hypnotic.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
In I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, the night grows long while your eyelids grow heavy.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This plodding British revenge thriller has less energy than a pint of Bass that has sat out overnight.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is a revenge thriller that's too taken with its own ambience to actually thrill.
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56 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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