With Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams
Directed by Christopher Nolan

In this remake from the man who brought us
Memento a legendary city detective gets called to a murder case in Alaska with his partner. Internal affairs happen to be investigating them for possible misconduct. As they swoop in on the killer, an irreversible mistake creates a bond between cop & killer, making for an investigative thriller with a less predictable touch than the same old formulae that get re-used time and again. The title comes from the fact that in this part of the Northern Hemisphere (and this particular part of the year) the sun doesn't set, this and other mental troubles keeping our detective up. Director Nolan creates a great atmosphere in this cold, surreal time zone. The performances are great - guess you can't go wrong with three Oscar nominees & winners, eh? Two of the executive producers are George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh. In a sense Insomnia is a bit like Twin Peaks sans the weirdness and freaked out characters.

4 / B
- PB

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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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