“Sleepless” (Open Road)
By Catholic News Service
Based on the 2011 French film “Nuit Blanche” (“Sleepless Night”), this tense thriller, directed by Baran bo Odar, involves a complex game of cat-and-mouse between the police and drug dealers on the mean streets of Las Vegas. An internal affairs investigator (Michelle Monaghan) suspects two fellow cops — played by Jaime Foxx and rapper T.I. — of dealing cocaine, supplying a casino owner (Dermot Mulroney) as well as a local drug lord (Scoot McNairy).
Things fall apart when a heist goes awry and Foxx’s son (Octavius J. Johnson) is kidnapped, resulting in a race against time to right all the wrongs. The last-minute message that crime doesn’t pay barely retrieves this gritty vigil from being ruled out for all.
Relentless graphic violence, including gunplay and torture, pervasive crude and profane language. The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.