“This is a movie about coming of age.
“ The story is terribly predictable.
“ His character is very inert in contrast to the more intriguing Charlize Theron.
“Watch this movie only if you suffer insomnia.
“ She is wonderfully interpreted by AnnaSophia Robb, featuring very mature and intense acting.
“ I'm honestly trying to think of a positive but I'm just coming up empty.
“ When they finally arrive to the farm it turns out to be a hellish location set specifically for the all too predictable climax.
“ The story is subtly layered and the dialogues are intriguing.
“ It goes from dry, depressing, dark and pointless to even more of the same.
“Joleen (Theron, who also produced) is a down-on-her luck type who is going nowhere fast.
“ It's just plain boring.
“ Director William Mahr and cinematographer Juan Ruiz Anchia really know how to extract the essence of a locale for mood and effect, making the bleak landscape and stark setting integral elements in the drama - an effect greatly enhanced by Christopher Young's rich and evocative acoustic-flavored score.
“ Then when James, a rather "dull" person, loses his menial job, and already 60 days behind on his rent, they have to look for even more drastic solutions.
“Overall, Sleepwalking as a very bland film that could've much more if it had stayed more focused and less cliché at parts.
“ The duo completely steal the spotlight in this film, and light it up in spite of its script and slow pace.
“ And, even more unfortunately, it is very slow.
“ It was a Dreadful waste of time.
“ This movie, as my poor, unsuspecting "nightmare"/sleepwalking viewing partner summed it up, is "Pointless.
“ New director William Maher and writer Zac Stanford previously worked together in THE CHUMSCRUBBER and the similarity of vision is apparent in SLEEPWALKING: both films deal with the empty shells of hollow people aimlessly seeking connection in a world that has become foreign territory.
“ sad and intense movie .
“ The couple share many scenes together, and, although their conversations are inconclusive for the most part, the chemistry between the pair is enough to be engaging.
“ Stupid & Pointless.
“The movie is pointless, too slow and boring.
“ Bill Maher's 'Sleepwalking' starts off slow and I initially got the impression that this would be another one of those films that isn't really going anywhere.
“ I loved the characters and the performances (Especially Robb and Stahl), but like the ratings that you've read throughout the web, it was just barely enough to carry the weight of a bland and predictable story.
“ In the process Jolene and Tara wind up staying with James (a stunning Nick Stahl), Jolene's brother and Tara's uncle.
“ As a whole, a sad and heavy movie, about the intolerable hardships of life, but the actors' and the director's commitment make it an intense, realistic and never pedantic picture.
“ This is a mood piece and can become depressing if the viewer expects resolution of the sad and empty lives the characters lead.
“ It's certainly a slow movie, but slowness is necessary to offer the right insight into the characters and to let the viewer enter the right atmosphere.
“ Charlize Theron convincingly inhabits another fascinating character from the seamy side, showing glowing embers of yearning that burst into passion.
“ The pacing of this movie is a little slow.