SLEEPERS (1996 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 5.0|5.0 Starsììììì

Sleepers—a WOW, Bravo, masterpiece—tells a bitter, difficult story with finesse. The storyline, script, portrayal, cast are superb. It deserves a standing ovation.

Storyline

Four grown men find a way to avenge injustices faced in youth.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Barry Levinson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Peter Giuliano for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Nokes (Kevin Bacon), Tommy (Billy Crudup), Father Bobby (Robert De Niro), John (Ron Eldard), Carol (Minnie Driver), King Benny (Vittorio Gassman), Danny Snyder (Dustin Hoffman), Ferguson (Terry Kinney), Shakes’ Father (Bruno Kirby), Fat Mancho (Frank Medrano), Shakes (Jason Patric), Young Shakes (Joe Perrino), and Michael (Brad Pitt).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie does not preach, but still manages to teach a heavy lesson. It serves a late teen/adult viewing audience.

Ben Meyers

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