Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

(2019)

Dare to go back.

A now-adult Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as the True Knots in this sequel to Stephen King's The Shining. Written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, The Haunting of Hill House) and adapted from King's 2013 novel.

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  • Just when things threaten to slow to a stall, you can count on Ferguson to roar to the occasion to shake you; when she's around, she's the whole show, threatening, cajoling, erotically boiling when prey is at hand. Full Review

  • I found myself lured into a movie that dares to depict evil as something that makes us suck in our breath. Full Review

  • Anyone expecting a straightforward Shining sequel will be disappointed. This isn't a gruelling exercise in pure horror. It's odder and more contemplative, but worth checking in. Full Review

  • You could call it fan service, if the service is to teach fans that mimicking Stanley Kubrick's chilly elegance - and even reshooting scenes from the original film with lookalike actors, a crime bordering on sacrilege - doesn't make your take as scary. Full Review

  • Despite some big moments, this seems cumbersome and unnecessary: a dimming of the original. Full Review

  • In a way that poignantly echoes the plight of young Danny himself, the new movie sometimes brings to mind a child caught between two quarreling parents, and attempting to stage a reconciliation. Full Review

  • For even casual fans of The Shining (book or movie), or quality horror in general, this is absolutely one you won't want to overlook. Full Review