“Sleepless” Feels Like it was Cast out of a Low Budget Soap Opera

Sleepless Feels Like it was Cast out of a Low Budget Soap Opera

Ansley Fill, Staff Designer

I have to say, hearing about a new movie coming out starring Jamie Foxx, made me crazy excited. I have been a huge fan of his ever since watching “Django Unchained”. Then, after watching the previews, I was even more pumped to watch the new movie.

 

Sleepless is about a man named Vincent Downs, played by Jamie Foxx, who works as a police officer in a world of corruption and dirty cops conspiring with major drug dealers. The only question is, who is the dirty cop?

 

One of the movie’s many faults was that it was highly predictable. I figured out who the “bad cop” was before the end of the first half was over. It was like throughout the whole movie, when a new scene started, I was able to look at my friend and say “I bet this is what is gonna happen”, or “I bet I’m they’re going to end up in the pool”, and about 98% of the time, I was right.

 

I have to say most of the time I watch movies, I watch to be intrigued and on the edge of my seat- this movie fell very short of interesting me to that normal “Action movie” standard. I was slumped back almost half asleep.

 

Like I said before, I am a big fan of Jamie Foxx, but this movie was a major flaw in his acting career. He was not the same actor he was in say “Django Unchained.” Him and all the other actors in this movie seemed like they were casted right out of a low budget soap opera.

 

It’s not like I didn’t enjoy this movie at all, I found it quite entertaining. It gave me a good laugh every time the actors were extremely over dramatic or reacted to something normal in a completely abnormal way.
Overall, the best way to categorize this film is like a wannabe member of Liam Neeson’s Taken Trilogy, but about 10 steps down. I wouldn’t recommend seeing it, it was a bit of a waste of my money.