• Released
  • December 2, 2011
  • (Limited 12/2)
  • NR , 1 hr 15 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
Sleeping Beauty Synopsis
Three good fairies and a handsome prince save Princess Aurora from a bad fairy's curse.
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Empire

By Anna Smith
This will divide audiences as much as "The Tree Of Life," but it's a brave and beautiful calling card for both filmmaker and star. Drink it...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
I'm not, finally, sure what Leigh is saying - but she is a filmmaker with a voice.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Michael Nordine
Julia Leigh's take on the fairy tale is a study in detachment and unspoken dissatisfaction, traits that imbue the proceedings with a...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
At its simple core, Sleeping Beauty is a perfectly pitched chamber piece about the menace of voluntary oblivion.
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Sleeping Beauty is best experienced as a piece of fragmented poetry rather than a strict ideological tract.
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70

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Leigh, a novelist making her cinematic debut here, directs with a cold and distancing eye. Sleeping Beauty has the deliberate grace of...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Sleeping Beauty is one of those self-consciously artsy motion picture that promises more than it delivers.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

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While this psychosexual twaddle will no doubt have its admirers, it seems a long shot to attract a significant following or herald the...
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Movies like Sleeping Beauty are as sensual as cottage cheese, not to mention passé.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though Julia Leigh's surprisingly dull debut is meant to present the mysteries of a troubled young woman, you're more likely to wonder why...
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It feels like a student film... and whadda ya know? Its the director's first movie

By dollwithouteyes
Waited on this for 2 years. At the 1st word it was out I drove to another city for it. I thought Emily Browning had potential, despite a weak movie record, I find her doll-like look arresting. But...

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By Falls Crush
I liked how odd it was...

Sleeping Beauty review

By hexagonal
A movie is as good as the story it is trying to tell. This movie is telling a terrible story about a young girl, whose life is pretty messed up. The story line is shown in a way that is easy to...

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Rated NR
What Parents Need to Know
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