306. Sleeper (1973)

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6.6 Difficult to get into
  • Acting 6.6
  • Directing 6.8
  • Story 6.4
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Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck

Director: Woody Allen

Running Time: 87 mins


Sleeper is an American film about a man who is awoken from a 200-year coma after being put into a cryogenic freezer in the year 1973. When he wakes, he is in a future world, where he is sent to infiltrate and fight an oppressive government.

I have to admit that this film was just a little bit too dated. It is one of Woody Allen’s first few feature films that he has written/directed/acted in, and although some parts of this film were quite funny, the comedy was perhaps too old, very quiet and overly farcical.

The story, on the other hand, was a little better than the comedy in my opinion, as the idea was pretty clever, it was an intriguing concept to throw this man from the past into a situation where he is having to save his future society from fierce rulers, and it was presented very well, both visually, and in the situation itself.

The film wasn’t immediately thrilling or grabbing to watch, and throughout, it wasn’t the funniest things ever to watch for me, however it was quite clever towards the end, and as the story itself progressed, it became a little more entertaining to watch, so that’s why it gets a 6.6 from me.

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