• Released
  • October 26, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 42 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Jaume Balabueró's effective thriller Sleep Tight puts more value on slow-building bad vibes than on pulled-curtain shock, but its treatment of mental illness and voyeurism, lightly salted with pitch-black humor, will feel pleasingly familiar to fans of the older film.
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80

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Sleep Tight is a nifty little thriller that dances on the boundary between plausible and preposterous.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Sleep Tight, first of all, is a nifty new Euro-horror film, with several wicked-cold Hitchcockian twists, that shows off the range and craft of terrific Spanish director Jaume Balagueró, co-founder of the "[Rec]" franchise (still the gold standard in found-footage horror).
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Ultimately, Sleep Tight makes a sounder case for nocturnal Webcams than the "Paranormal Activity" franchise ever could.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Sleep Tight is a creepy - but highly effective and superbly made - horror movie from Spain in which the monster is spine-tinglingly human.
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Director Jaume Balagueró's film is nothing if not a well-executed bit of escalating craziness.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
The states get higher with every breadcrumb Luis Tosar's creep lays down, and the film derives sometimes remarkable corkscrew tension from watching him being backed into a corner.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A great many New Yorkers are rightfully indebted to doormen, but Jaume Balagueró's nasty little thriller offers a decidedly darker perspective.
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
There's a Polanskian black comedy buried in here somewhere; a sassy neighbor girl who knows too much hints at the right direction, which is never fully explored.
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Mr. Balagueró is so overtaken by his villain that he becomes like César, displaying an eagerness to play the role of tormentor, which kills both the movie's pleasure and its flickering political subtext.
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70 out of 100
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