Ty Burr
February 26, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

Light Sleeper

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Jane Adams, David Clennon, Dana Delany, Victor Garber, Mary Beth Hurt, Paul Jabara
director
Paul Schrader
distributor
Fine Line Features
author
Paul Schrader
genre
Drama

We gave it a C

Despite an impressively brooding, end-of-the-party tone, Paul Schrader’s tale of a coke runner’s crisis of spirit isn’t the transcendental experience it’s intended to be. Actually, Light Sleeper is little more than a stylized, upscale rewrite of Schrader’s own 1976 script for Taxi Driver. Strong, sympathetic performances from Dafoe, Sarandon, Dana Delaney, and Jane Adams are reasons to rent, but the fake Springsteen moanings on the soundtrack (courtesy of the Call’s Michael Been) pretty much ruin any chance that you might take this seriously. C

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST