In Insomnia, Al Pacino plays a veteran detective on loan from the LAPD to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in northern Alaska. His character suffers from severe sensory disorientation brought on by the never-setting sun, but Pacino the great actor is wide awake, giving his most powerful, nuanced performance in years. As a prime suspect, Robin Williams conveys a finicky creepiness. Christopher Nolan (”Memento”) uses his first big Hollywood picture to demonstrate that he’s a filmmaker in full control of mood, tone, and pacing.
Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams, Martin Donovan (Actor), Maura Tierney; Director: Christopher Nolan; Author: Hillary Seitz; Producer (person): Steven Soderbergh; Release Date Wide: 05/24/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 118; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Warner Bros.
Posted June 7 2002 — 12:00 AM EDT
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