• Sleep Dealer (2009)

Sleep Dealer

Release Date: April 17th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Memo (Luis Fernando Peña) is a hacker living an impoverished existence in the degraded Mexico of the future. Upon detecting his hacking activities, the military attacks his home. Memo escapes to Tijuana, where he becomes involved with Luz (Leonor Varela), a journalist who plugs her body into the Internet and sells her memories for others to download. When Luz takes on a mysterious assignment and Memo lands a high-tech factory job, they descend into a cyber-nightmare and discover a deadly truth.

Cast: Luis Fernando Peña, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas, Metztli Adamina, José Concepción Macías, Tenoch Huerta, Guillermo Ríos, Carlos Valencia

Director: Alex Rivera

Genres: Science fiction

Keywords: Quest, Escape, Underdog, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe NeumaierNew York Daily News

    Haunting ideas and efficient storytelling, but director-cowriter Alex Rivera needed to fine-tune a bit more. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Far more worth seeing than most of what's out there. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The freshness and ingenuity of this techno-thriller should spark a cult following among sci-fi fans at the very least, but the film could make inroads among cineastes, adult adventure-seekers and the Latino community as well. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com