Sleepers (1996)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized. Thirteen years later, they get their chance for revenge.

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  • Kevin Bacon in Sleepers (1996)
  • Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman in Sleepers (1996)
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1 September 2003 | MovieAddict2016
Disturbing, powerful, but lacking a certain something.
Disturbing drama about four kids sent to a juvenile jail where they were sexually abused, only for them to grow into men years later and seek vengeance on the man (Kevin Bacon) who abused them. A good effort on all accounts, but the film falls apart somewhere in the second half, and seems a bit too bent on making the audience cringe during flashbacks than really trust the story as it sits. Robert De Niro seems a bit held back as a priest, while Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman surprisingly hold one's interest more than anyone else.

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