• Insomnia (2002)


Release Date: May 24th, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2002

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

From acclaimed director Chris Nolan ("Memento") comes the story of a veteran police detective (Al Pacino) who is sent to a small Alaskan town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl. Forced into a psychological game of cat-and-mouse by the primary suspect (Robin Williams), events escalate and the detective finds his own stability dangerously threatened.

Cast: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Jackson

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Section Eight Ltd., Witt/Thomas Productions, Alcon Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Murder , 2000s , Police officer , School , Hotel , Mystery , Investigation , Dark , Suspenseful , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This one is nowhere near as original -- it's a flawed remake of a fine first feature from Norway -- but "Insomnia" still stands on its own as a thriller with brains and scenic beauty.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    With Insomnia, his third feature, Nolan, 32, has proven himself a precocious master of the thriller, unsettling the audience with a brief image of blood seeping through fabric. show more

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    A rare case of an American remake that actually improves on a European movie. show more

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