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Rated R for language, graphic violence and two scenes of strong sexual content.

R In Theaters 10/18/1996 , 152min.
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Critic score based on 18 reviews

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January 22, 2012
Terrific TRUE story w Awesome cast ! YES these things DO happen in Reform school, Jails, Catholic HS's MUST see movie!!! ALL are at their best! Just look at PENN ST coaches and Know thisstory is TRUE !

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Washington Post
It features a pleasing mix of good-guy gumshoeing, smart-alecky dialogue and courtroom surprises. Full Review
David Stratton
Colorful characters, richly evoked settings, epic story of friendship, crime and punishment, and a strong dose of good old-fashioned star power. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
As directed by Barry Levinson and acted by an incredible collection of male stars, Sleepers settles the authenticity question by allowing not a whiff of real life into its universe. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Two and one- half hours of gripping entertainment. Full Review
John Krewson
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Muddy, confused, and worst of all boring, Sleepers grinds to the preordained halt shared by any over-budgeted epic that lacks the simple necessity of good story. Full Review

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