Dermot Mulroney

Jamie Foxx goes undercover in the moody but rote Vegas cop thriller 'Sleepless'

Jamie Foxx goes undercover in the moody but rote Vegas cop thriller 'Sleepless'

More honesty in criticism is one of my New Year’s resolutions, so here goes: “Sleepless,” a Las Vegas-set cop thriller starring Jamie Foxx, actually put me to sleep for a few minutes. Fortunately, like the character who bumps his head and almost drowns in a women’s spa, I wasn’t unconscious for long.

OK, I missed the scene in which Foxx hides 25 kilos of cocaine in a men’s lavatory, but the exposition in this movie — even when yelled over the heavy drone of dance music and gunfire — is thick and repetitive enough to keep you from getting too lost.

Or, for that matter, too engaged. Don’t get me wrong:...

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