‘Sleep’ a decidedly average psych thriller

October 30, 2014 5:05 AM

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Again teamed with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman stars as an amnesia victim whose brain resets back to 13 years ago after each night’s slumber in the decidedly average psychological thriller “Before I Go to Sleep.”

Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s best-seller honors the lurid spirit of the page-turner enough to satisfy fans, but he doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper as, say, Hitchcock would.

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