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Insomnia [WS] [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 18621671
  • Release Date: 06/15/2010
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

    Special Features


    • Additional scene
    • Commentaries:
    • Director Christopher Nolan (commentary in order of shooting sequence)
    • Hilary Swank, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Dody Dorn, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and screewriter Hillary Seitz
    • Featurettes:
    • Day for night: making-of documentary
    • 180: A conversation with Christopher Nolan and Al Pacino
    • In the fog: cinematography and production design
    • Eyes wide open: the insomniac's world
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Insomnia
    Director Christopher Nolan follows up his breakthrough sophomore film Memento with this remake of a stylish Norwegian thriller. Al Pacino stars as Detective Will Dormer, a Los Angeles Police Department legend who temporarily escapes an internal affairs investigation that may ruin his career by traveling to Nightmute, AK, the remote site of a murder that has the local authorities flummoxed. Along with his partner, Hap Eckhart (Martin Donovan), and the small town's wide-eyed rookie investigator, Ellie Burr (Hilary Swank), the exhausted Dormer probes the brutal slaying of a teenage girl who was rumored to have a secret lover. A clever ruse quickly lures the killer into a police trap, but the suspect escapes and a tragic accident at the scene leaves Dormer at the mercy of the murderer, a pulp crime novelist named Walter Finch (Robin Williams). As Finch plays a dangerous game of extortion with Dormer, the detective's mental health deteriorates rapidly from guilt over his complicity in a crime and sleep deprivation compounded by the lack of darkness in the land of the midnight sun. Meanwhile, the bright and dogged Ellie continues putting the pieces of a complex puzzle together despite Dormer's skillful attempts to lead the investigation toward the right suspect, but away from his own malfeasance. Insomnia co-stars Paul Dooley, Nicky Katt, Maura Tierney, and Jonathan Jackson. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Al Pacino
      Al Pacino - Det. Will Dormer
    • Robin Williams
      Robin Williams - Walter Finch
    • Hilary Swank
      Hilary Swank - Ellie Burr
    • Maura Tierney
      Maura Tierney - Rachel Clement
    • Martin Donovan
      Martin Donovan - Hap Eckhart



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Blink and you'll miss it!

      Posted
      Kail

      This is one of Nolan's most underrated films, and I don't see why it doesn't garner more praise! The performances from stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank are outstanding. The editing gives the film an almost dreamlike quality at times, as if we have insomnia ourselves. Some complained about Williams' casting here, because they're used to seeing him as a "funny man", but he is capable of much more than that here!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      can't ... sleep ...

      Posted
      cinephile
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      The first in a series of films ("One Hour Photo", "The Final Cut") that remind us what a gifted actor Robin Williams was outside of the comedy genre as well. A great film from director Christopher Nolan, who would later helm the "Dark Knight" trilogy. Considering most of this movie takes place in darkness, the blu-ray transfer is really nice. This blu-ray was in the $7.99 bin in-store, and if you don't own this movie, now is the time to buy it. Recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent psychological thriller!!!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      This is a great thriller, my wife and I love it! Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) does a great job in this remake of a Norwegian thriller by the same name. Al Pacino does a great job, as usual, and Robin Williams plays a role like you've never seen. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend it! Also, two other interesting thrillers with Robin Williams are The Final Cut and One Hour Photo.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another excellent thriller from Nolan

      Posted
      Matt2112
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      Christopher Nolan's "Following" and "Memento" were both excellent thrillers in their own right, but he'd begin to find a bigger audience with "Insomnia," partly due to its brilliant cast, which includes Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, and a phenomenal and terrifying Robin Williams.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great twists and turns

      Posted
      McDude
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      Robin Williams plays an unlikely character. Hillary Swank, Al Pacino and Robin Williams are fantastic together in twist and turn thriller Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are sent to a northern town to investigate the murder of a local teen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Robin Williams is outstanding in this movie!

      Posted
      carmpell50
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      I'm a big fan of Robin Williams and he does an excellent job in this picture! To see him perform so well in a role that is not comedic was so surprising! If you're a fan of Robin Williams I would highly recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nolan's first studio picture

      Posted
      Anonymous
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      Christopher Nolan's first big budget/star driven movie is confident, intelligent and thrilling. Pacino's performance is top notch

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Effort From Nolan

      Posted
      movefan
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      This may not be Nolan's best film, but it is certainly worth checking out. The original Swedish version is better, however.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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