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Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Horror - This long and fairly slow moving film is a
many-years-later sequel to the
horror classic The Shining, based
again on a Stephen King novel. Unlike the
first, this is not a haunted house horror
movie and more of a supernatural thriller
focused on psychic powers. Ewan McGregor,
Rebecca Ferguson, and young newcomer
Kyleigh Curran are the leads; Jacob
Tremblay only has a cameo, and an
extremely disturbing one at that. Violent
scenes such as those, language, drug use,
and many scary images and scenes of
children in danger make this not for kids.
Jacob Tremblay GOOD BOYS, THE PREDATOR, WONDER, ROOM Rebecca Ferguson THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Ewan McGregor CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, T2 TRAINSPOTTING Director: Mike Flangan OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Those who loved Kubrick's The Shining primarily because of its weirdness and imagery may be disappointed by the restraint and coherence evident in the sequel. Although Doctor Sleep is flawed, it's arguably the best of a surprisingly strong group of movies that prove King's enduring popularity...
Roger EbertFull Review Good He twists King's sequel into something that's less about empowerment and more about overcoming trauma, reclaiming the darkest moments of your life. He makes major changes to the source material and comes out illustrating again what a confident, interesting filmmaker he can be.
NY PostFull Review Good ...when it confidently hits its stride near the middle, "Doctor Sleep” is gripping. ...what everyone will be talking about after "Doctor Sleep” is the return to the Overlook. The movie skillfully builds to the tense final sequence...
Slant MagazineFull Review Average Given the difference in the respective stories' tone and themes, Flanagan's film would probably have been served by a more decisive departure from its predecessor. Like a traumatized psyche, it remains uncomfortably stuck in the past, replaying familiar events in an effort to empty them of terror.
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We were only able to collect a handful of reviews so we didn't build a graph to display them. I can tell you that both males and females really enjoyed "Doctor Sleep." Most rated it "Fantastic" or "Excellent." Most indicated that they were very satisfied and would highly recommend this movie to friends. If this looks like a movie you might enjoy, I would say your probability of enjoying it is very high.