The early returns for “Doctor Sleep,” the upcoming psychological thriller flick from writer-director Mike Flanagan, are in, and within the phrases of Larry David, they’re “pretty, pretty, pretty good.”
The film is an adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 novel of the identical title that can be a sequel to his horror basic “The Shining.”
The new movie follows an grownup Danny Torrance, performed by Ewan McGregor, as he works to dwell a standard life, whereas nonetheless coping with the lingering results of what he skilled on the Overlook Hotel as a toddler. Torrance’s plans go sideways, although, when he bumps into an adolescent that shares the “shine” skill and desires his assist to fend off some nefarious characters.
The film hits theaters Nov. 8, however critics that caught a screening this week have been praising it already.
Daily Dead author Heather Wixson stated “Doctor Sleep,” in a yr of “great” Stephen King variations, is “the best of the bunch.” She added that it’s a “wonderful celebration” of Stanley Kubrick — director of the 1980 movie — together with King and Flanagan.
It’s been an amazing yr for Stephen King variations however I feel #DoctorSleep is the perfect of the bunch. Thrilled me in methods I wasn’t anticipating, made me emotional at instances & Rebecca Ferguson is ferocious. What a beautiful celebration of Kubrick, King & @flanaganfilm’s profession as properly. pic.twitter.com/jQ8ktEeUVE
— Heatherface Wixson (@thehorrorchick) October 25, 2019
Slash Film managing editor Jacob Hall lauded the film as “spooky, emotional, ultimately optimistic.” “Doctor Sleep” is “not only a sequel to ‘The Shining,’ but a response to it, an attempt to reconcile King and Kubrick. Loved it.”
DOCTOR SLEEP: The boldest selection right here is that Mike Flanagan does not even attempt to do Kubrick. He makes a Mike Flanagan film: spooky, emotional, finally optimistic. Not solely a sequel to THE SHINING, however a response to it, an try and reconcile King and Kubrick. Loved it.
— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) October 25, 2019
Paul Shirey, editor-in-chief of JoBlo.com, praised the solid, particularly Rebecca Ferguson as villain Rose the Hat. “A great new villain to add to Stephen King’s long line of unforgettable baddies that you can’t help but love (and love to hate.)”
Ewan McGregor and Kyliegh Curran are wonderful, however the standout for me was Rebecca Ferguson as Rose The Hat, an amazing new villain so as to add to Stephen King’s lengthy line of unforgettable baddies that you may’t assist however love (and like to hate). #DoctorSleep
— Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) October 25, 2019
Collider editor Haleigh Foutch stated the flick “shakes up the book quite a bit, but keeps King’s heart right where it needs to be.”
#DoctorSleep is one other trauma-fuelled emotional horror from Flanagan that made me ugly cry in public. Understandably shakes up the e book fairly a bit, however retains King’s coronary heart proper the place it must be. Where does one join Rebecca Ferguson’s cult? Asking for a good friend. pic.twitter.com/Jfs2FggiPf
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) October 25, 2019
We Live Entertainment editor-in-chief Scott Manzel referred to as “Doctor Sleep” “the best Stephen King adaptation since ‘Shawshank Redemption.’”
Doctor Sleep is the perfect Stephen King adaption since Shawshank Redemption. Mike Flanagan has completely mixed nostalgia with pressure, thriller, and suspense. The total solid is excellent. There are numerous surprises that may make King followers squeal with delight. #DoctorSleep pic.twitter.com/PhSDm6EZsZ
— Scott Menzel (@TheDifferentScottM) October 25, 2019
Freelance critic Jason Gorber referred to as it a “sensible love letter to Kubrick’s unique, unafraid to be…
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