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This review is from: Sleepers [DVD]  (DVD)
Sleepers is a relatively unique film. It has elements of Once Upon a Time in America mixed together with a prison drama, a revenge flick and also a courtroom thriller. At times this switching between genres is effortless at others it becomes a little drawn out, but overall it's a very likeable film with some great performances from the very impressive cast. The only thing that really stops it from becoming an absolute classic is that towards the end it becomes somewhat implausible and it crawls to a conclusion instead of hitting the viewer with a shock twist or unexpected turn of events. However, it has stood the test of time well and is far superior to many recent dramas.