This is one of the hidden gems of January. Sleepless is an entertaining thrill ride! Jamie Foxx has always been one of my favorite actors. However, I didn’t think he could pull off the leading role of an action drama. Oh boy was I wrong. Jamie Foxx brought his A-game and a side of him I never saw on-screen before. I had no idea he could be so ruthless.
Sleepless is about a cop on a mission to save his son whose been kidnapped. There’s so many layers to the story but it’s nothing you haven’t seen before. It’s a simple bang, bang, shoot ’em up with some tension thrown in for good measure. It lacks in character development for everyone except Jamie Foxx.
There are shades of Training Day and John Wick. It’s a fun little film that doesn’t take itself too serious. I wouldn’t call it a B-movie but it’s definitely not a summer blockbuster. The fight sequences are very well done. It’s a concise piece that I think is worth giving a view. A solid story with an air of mystery that keeps you wondering who you can trust. I give it a 7.5 out of 10.