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'Sleep Dealer' Hits Some High Notes Despite its Micro Budgetnew

There are glitches in Sleep Dealer (cheap effects, wobbly acting, an ending that's far more emotionally rewarding than logically satisfying), but most of them are the charming flaws of a homegrown work of art.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  08-18-2009  |  Reviews

'Sleep Dealer': Finally, a Science-Fiction Film About Migrant Workers!new

There are moments of goofiness throughout Sleep Dealer, just as there are moments when Alex Rivera's touch -- which serves him well when it's lighter -- gets too heavy-handed. But overall, the visually striking, impressively imagined film has an energy, purpose, and relevance that much film -- and much modern science fiction -- lacks.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  07-24-2009  |  Reviews

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