General Information

Glossary: S
Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 147 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Barry Levinson
Casts: Wendell Pierce, Dustin Hoffman, Jeffrey Donovan, Brad Pitt, Dash Mihok, Frank Medrano, Jonathan Tucker, Kevin Bacon, Lennie Loftin, Ron Eldard, Robert De Niro, John Slattery, Michael P. Moran, Chuck Low, Eugene Byrd, Bruno Kirby, Saverio Guerra, James Pickens Jr., Geoffrey Wigdor, Peter Appel, Aida Turturro, Jason Patric, Billy Crudup, Minnie Driver, Vittorio Gassman, Joe Perrino, Brad Renfro, Terry Kinney, Ruth Maleczech, Tom Signorelli, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Peter Rini, Sean Patrick Reilly, Larry Romano
IMDB: Sleepers (1996) - IMDB

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User Rating:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (9 votes, average: 2.78 out of 5)

IMDB Rating: 7.6


ReelViews - James Berardinelli
Two and one- half hours of gripping entertainment.
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Sleepers, for all the doubts it raises, is the work of a man who speaks for absent friends and "for the children we were." It's his secret heart.
Time - Richard Schickel
At some low, what's-next level, Sleepers works like, well, gangbusters. [28 October 1996, p. 113]
USA Today - Mike Clark
Engrosses if it doesn't fully convince. [18 October 1996, p.1D]
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
As entertainment, the movie functions successfully. But I don't believe the story is true--not true to the facts, and not true to the morality it pretends to be about.

Sleepers (1996)

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.