Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Doctor Sleep (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Doctor Sleep does a solid job in delivering a belated and, let’s be honestly, mostly unwanted sequel to Kubrick’s superior movie The Shining.  The main issue here is length.  Yup it has the job of adapting another lengthy King tome whilst also weaving in elements from the Shining but I’m just not sure it needed over two and a half hours to do it.  Leads Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor and newcomer Kyliegh Curran are excellent and the Mike Flanagan does a decent job directing but I just wanted a tighter film with a bit more pace.  That said the conclusion is excellent and you get the feeling there could be other stories to tell in this universe.

Best Bit: The Shining revisited

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Shining, IT: Chapter 1, Carrie

6 out of 10 stars




Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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