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Light SleeperA Manhattan drug dealer with a wealthy clientele, John LeTour reevaluates both his trade and his life after discovering that his supplier is planning on quitting the business. Meanwhile someone is killing women in apparently drug-related incidents.
Actors of "Light Sleeper"Vince CuponeBirthdate: 30 December 1972, Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA
Characters of "Light Sleeper"
Directors of "Light Sleeper"Paul SchraderBirthdate: 22 July 1946, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Creators of "Light Sleeper"Paul SchraderBirthdate: 22 July 1946, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Critic Reviews of "Light Sleeper"Chicago TribuneSeptember 09, 2014
Light Sleeper is emblematic of an era, and is recommended on that basis and on the excellent quality of it acting.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 09, 2014
It's a failure perhaps, but an honorable failure. If it isn't saved by grace, it has many saving graces.Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 09, 2014
With his deliberate speech patterns and haunted, reptilian good looks, Dafoe is an almost nobly sad presence at the center of the film. There's something wonderfully calm about his performance, and it holds Light Sleeper together.Seattle TimesSeptember 09, 2014
Dafoe completely inhabits the character, appearing in virtually every scene and developing a fascinating psychological profile.Chicago TribuneSeptember 09, 2014
For all of Schrader's capacity for spectacular self-laceration and spiritual agony, Light Sleeper finds him able for the first time to express a certain peacefulness, and the effect is delicate and discreet.Rolling StoneSeptember 09, 2014
Crowd pleasing? No. Challenging? You bet.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsNovember 05, 2014
A resonant thriller.Baltimore SunSeptember 10, 2014
The movie is smart and sassy and alluring. It's like a gifted impressionist updating his material with wit and brio and respect.South Florida Sun-SentinelSeptember 09, 2014
It`s a pretty good little movie, not so insignificantly for the performance of Willem Dafoe as the drug delivery man with a desire for a different life.People MagazineSeptember 09, 2014
While Dafoe has made a career of looking wasted, and does cynicism better than anyone around, he too is handicapped by his unsympathetic character and Schrader's clumsily unidiomatic script.Philadelphia Daily NewsSeptember 09, 2014
Too often, however, the movie is undone by mood-spoiling flaws, among them a gratingly bad rock song that keeps popping up.TV GuideSeptember 09, 2014
Willem Dafoe's performance as LeTour is the glue that holds the film together, and it's a remarkable one.
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