Watch: Insomnia 2002 123movies, Full Movie Online – In Nightmute, Alaska, seventeen year old resident Kay Connell is found murdered. As a favor to the local Nightmute police chief, two Los Angeles Robbery Homicide police detectives, Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart, are called in to assist in the investigation. Although renowned in the police world, both Dormer and Eckhart are facing some professional issues back in Los Angeles. In Nightmute, Dormer has a major case of insomnia due to a combination of the incessant midnight sun and from a secret he is carrying. This insomnia is causing him to be delusional. Something he is not dreaming about is that the murderer has contacted him, informing him all about the murder and the fact that he knows everything that is going on with Dormer. They begin a symbiotic relationship in keeping secrets for each individual’s benefit. But ambitious young local detective, Ellie Burr, might piece the story together on her own..
Plot: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
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Definitely not Nolan’s best but probably my favourite (at least tied with ‘Batman Begins’) because I love the Norwegian original so much AND the subtle changes Nolan made with it, as well as what the three stars (Al Pacino, Robin Williams–in his first villainous role, I believe, and Hilary Swank–in probably my favourite performance of hers, next to the downright decadence and naughtiness she displayed in ‘The Black Dahlia’) bring to the table here. I greatly enjoyed the five short extras on my DVD (a double-sided disc I bought years ago that has ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ on the other side, yet unwatched): a conversation/interview of Nolan with Pacino; ‘Day for Night: The Making of…’; ‘In the Fog’ (which interviewed cinematographer Wally Pfister); Nathan Crowley: production designer; and ‘Eyes Wide Open’ (which interviewed sleep disturbance experts), which thankfully I viewed before I watched the movie, to enhance my experience.
Greatly recommended to fans of contemporary crime thrillers, regardless of whether you watched the Norwegian original or not. There are enough differences to still make it worth your while as a cinephile.
Captures some human sentiment incredibly well, coupled with the unique setting and great acting, this makes Insomnia a good watch, worth every minute of its two hour runtime.
That said, I was not as enamoured by it as others might be. Perhaps if was unaware of what Nolan, Pacino or Williams are capable of at their highest levels, or if I didn’t realise five minutes before the end that I’d actually seen it as a kid and could exclusively remember the ending, then it would have had a higher impact on me.
But even taken for me as is, _Insomnia_ is still a very solid bit of filmmaking.
_Final rating:★★★ – I personally recommend you give it a go._
Great, compelling piece of work!
I was really looking forward to this film, and I’m glad to say that I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. First of all, I was glad to see Al Pacino on screen again. It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve seen him on screen. I think the last film he was in was “Any Given Sunday.” Pacino yet again delivers a brilliant performance, strapping the audience in for a wild ride through the emotionally scarred mind of Detective Will Dormer. It seemed like I could feel his every emotion throughout the course of the movie. Because this is a character-driven story that revolves around Dormer, his pain, anguish and guilt on account of accidentally taking his partner’s life, constant insomnia and subsequent threats by his nemesis, played by Robin Williams as a writer of trashy detective novels who’s fascinated by Dormer and blackmails him by threatening to spill out the secret of Dormer shooting his partner. As for Robin Williams, he is fully convincing as the reclusive novelist/murderer of a 17-year-old girl. I suspected, from the trailers, that he’d play a serial killer. I wouldn’t exactly classify his character as a serial killer, but he is the antagonist and a murderer and Williams plays the role perfectly, never underplaying it and never overplaying it. He could’ve went over-the-top, playing a totally ruthless killer who cackles at the thought of murdering someone in cold blood. Though he’s not our sympathetic character, you do feel sympathy for him at times. And I like how the story creates this little cat-and-mouse game between the two characters, each one plagued by skeletons in the closet. Oscar-winner Hilary Swank delivers another fine performance, and I was stunned to see how amazingly attractive she looks, after having seen her gender-bending role as Brandon Teena in “Boys Don’t Cry.”
Christopher Nolan is the acclaimed director of “Memento” and he scores yet again, with this beautifully constructed thriller. I was intrigued from start to finish. Nolan’s use of lighting is dark and murky, wonderfully setting the noirish tone. Nolan shows great promise as an up-and-coming director, and with a good outlet he can possibly become the next Kubrick. I greatly look forward to seeing his next project, whenever that may be.
I recommend “Insomnia” to anyone who loved Nolan’s previous “Memento” or anyone who simply enjoys a great, multi-faceted mystery/thriller that will keep you guessing at every turn. I think it’s too early to vote this movie as one of the best films of 2002, but it’s a possible candidate. We don’t see too many “great” films anymore, and whenever they’re out there it’s good to take advantage.
My score: 9 (out of 10)
One of Pacino’s better films.
“Insomnia” is a film directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Al Pacino and Robin Williams. Both actors (especially Pacino) had a strong tendency to overact and I attribute the more subtle performances to Nolan’s direction. It also was originally a Norwegian film (1997) and unfortunately I have not yet seen this original picture.
Detective Will Dormer (Pacino) and his partner are sent from Los Angeles to Alaska to help the locals work on a murder case in a small village. When Will is able to figure out where the killer (Williams) is, the apprehension goes south VERY quickly. When the surround the suspects home, it’s very foggy…and the creep is able to sneak away because of the fog. In the process, there’s a shootout and in the confusion and weather conditions, the creep escapes AND Will accidentally shoots his partner.
Instead of letting folks know of the accident, Will stages it so that everyone else will think that the perp killed the detective…and Will plans on just blaming it on him. But unfortunately, Walter DID see what Will did…and soon he begins phoning Will and lets him know what he knows. Soon Walter is blackmailing Will and now solving this murder is VERY complicated and difficult, because if he does bring in this killer, Walter is sure to tell everyone what he knows about Will’s shooting.
As I mentioned above, the performances by the two leads are very restrained…and I really appreciated it. Combined with good overall direction and nice location shots (most in British Columbia, not Alaska), I highly recommend the film. And, although it is a remake, I still think it’s a heck of a film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Christopher Nolan
Writer Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg
Actors Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank
Country United States, United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 11 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Aaton 35-III, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory Alpha Cine Service, Vancouver, Canada (dailies), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,239 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519D)