Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller


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A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.


6.2/10
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  • Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Julia Roberts in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

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8 December 1999 | gridoon
6
| By-the-numbers thriller is boosted by good performances.
I think most people tend to overlook how well-done the first 20 minutes of this movie really are. Ruben carefully builds a creepy atmosphere, relying on brief glances, moments of silence and quietly expressive performances (especially by Julia Roberts) to help the viewer understand that, behind the image of a perfect couple, something is really wrong. Unfortunately, after Roberts escapes from her husband, the movie turns into a strictly by-the-numbers thriller, where you can predict almost every development of the script. It's a visually polished movie, though, and the very good performances give it a strong psychological center that keeps it above-average.

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