The Science of Sleep Synopsis
An imaginative, childlike man (Gael García Bernal) tries to woo a neighbor (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
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Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
It's not likely you'll see a film more visually exhilarating until, well, Gondry's next.
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88

TV Guide

By Ethan Alter
Bernal continues to demonstrate an impressive range; the character requires the normally laid-back actor to be a wild ball of energy, and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The title is all that's boring about director Michel Gondry's latest mind bender, as trippy as LSD.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This pop-up book of a film is an ideal arrangement between director and star.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Unlike Gondry's previous features, Human Nature and Eternal Sunshine, Science lacks the sturdy armature of a Charlie Kaufman screenplay to...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Fusing animation and live action with a series of outrageous props, Gondry veers dangerously close to being precious. But make no mistake:...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The look of the film is dazzling, even hallucinatory, and the concept is beyond quirky as conceived by Gondry, a talented visual stylist,...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It only works about half the time, but it's an interesting half.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Science of Sleep is like a weird dream that tugs at the memory throughout the day with its intriguing, misshapen pieces.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The result is a charming, inventive, ambitious, surreal mess.
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If you like bizarre and disjointed it is for you

By up4fun
I had great hopes...dashed with the home video camera affects and flakey characters. I see what was being attempted but fell way short on delivery. I would have rather stayed home to clean out my...

brilliant

By haloman559
A true treat of a film, an extreme adventure exploring the lucid. With the unique and artistic display of michel gondry's imagination mixed with the Bernal's intimate and engaging performance it's a...

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Rated R | For language, some sexual content and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Charming and strange, with lovely animated scenes.
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