100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's taut, tense and terrific.
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100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A rare case of an American remake that actually improves on a European movie.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A perfect fit between filmmaker (Memento's Christopher Nolan) and material (Norway's same-name psycho-chiller from 1997), this remake gets all there is to get out of a peculiar premise with promise.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Superb psychological thriller.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Unlike most remakes, the Nolan "Insomnia" is not a pale retread, but a re-examination of the material, like a new production of a good play.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Pacino is masterful as the sharp-witted, seen-it-all detective.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Haunting psychological drama.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Has to be appreciated simply for doing its job, for being the only thriller I've seen recently that made me wonder how my knuckles ended up in my mouth.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
With Insomnia, his third feature, Nolan, 32, has proven himself a precocious master of the thriller, unsettling the audience with a brief image of blood seeping through fabric.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This one is nowhere near as original -- it's a flawed remake of a fine first feature from Norway -- but "Insomnia" still stands on its own as a thriller with brains and scenic beauty.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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