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Doctor Sleep

2019 | 2h 31m | Horror

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Years after the events of The Shining, Danny Torrance - middle-aged, addicted to alcohol, and drifting through life with no purpose - finds work as a hospital orderly and uses his powers to ease the dead into the afterlife. Before long he is forced into a battle with "The True Knot," a band of vampire-like immortals who target children with "the shine."

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What we think

It is lovingly made and there are some nice performances, but sadly this sequel doesn't shine as much as it occasionally flickers.
★★★☆☆ | Read in full: Doctor Sleep movie review Tom Barnard We Love Cinema

What others think

Despite some big moments, this seems cumbersome and unnecessary: a dimming of the original.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
It’s no The Shining, but maybe that is just another way of saying that it is something different.
Anton Bitel Little White Lies
Diehard fans of The Shining may already consider the very idea of Doctor Sleep as sacrilege, King’s blessing or not, but the sequel is less desecration than paradox — equal parts homage, repudiation, and hokey death drama.
Eric Kohn IndieWire
Working off source material that is very different from its predecessor, anyone expecting a straightforward Shining sequel will be disappointed.
Chris Hewitt Empire Magazine
This sequel to The Shining may register, in the end, as a long footnote, but it makes you glad that you got to play in that sinister funhouse again.
Owen Gleiberman Variety

'Doctor Sleep' Movie details

Director

Mike Flanagan

Stars

Ewan McGregor Rebecca Ferguson Kyliegh Curran

Release date

31 Oct 2019
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