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Many films have been produced throughout the last hundred years with the title 'Sleeping Beauty', however, none tell the story that this film does, or even outline material that comes anywhere near the subject matter that this film explores.
If, in the wake of the just-released House of Pleasures and this summer's The Sleeping Beauty, the bars for prostitution- and Grimm-themed films are high and low, respectively, then suffice to say that Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty is arriving to...
No less a filmmaker than Jane Campion gave her seal of approval to "Sleeping Beauty," Australian novelist Julia Leigh's writing-directing debut. It's a mystery how the director of "In the Cut" and "The Portrait of a Lady," uncompromising explorations...
Australian novelist Julia Leigh makes a strange but nonetheless intrguing transition to moviemaking with “Sleeping Beauty,” her flawed though quite suggestive and provocative feature.
New York Post
The Australian art film “Sleeping Beauty” may be a wicked feminist satire about how male sexual demands enslave young women. Or it may not be. In any case, you may find it hard to notice anything but the nonstop nudity and debauchery of a pretty...
“Sleeping Beauty” could be called a sleeper hit if by that term you mean that it’s so soporific that the audience will have trouble staying awake. There is hardly any music on the soundtrack to pump our adrenaline, a function that would come n handy
The Critical Critics
There is a point to Julia Leigh’s debut film Sleeping Beauty. There has to be. It can’t be just an arthousey endeavor or a vehicle for Emily Browning to completely expose herself in. Or can it? Whatever it is, Leigh takes the viewer on a cold and...
“Sleeping Beauty” is a grueling interpretive experience where writer/director Julia Leigh only gives her audience fragments of information and behavior to work with. For some, the inscrutable moviegoing experience will be bliss...
The A.V. Club
The title alone should be an indication that Julia Leigh’s writing and directing debut feature, Sleeping Beauty, has more on its mind than just titillating audiences with the story of a young university student who becomes a strange kind of sex-worker.
Well, I guess Sleeping Beauty writer/director Julia Leigh must have read the same article, said, “She thinks that’s tasteless nudity?? I’LL show her tasteless nudity!” and then proceeded to write this pitiful excuse for a movie. Don’t see it.
New York Observer
In Australian novelist Julia Leigh’s kinky, frustrating debut film Sleeping Beauty, produced by Jane Campion, a pale, porcelain college student named Lucy (Emily Browning) escapes from the sterility of the university science lab by taking a job as...
HAVING already submitted herself to the lowbrow fetishistic voyeurism of Sucker Punch earlier this year, Emily Browning disrobes for a more highbrow form of fetishistic voyeurism in Sleeping Beauty.
Sleeping Beauty is one of those self-consciously artsy motion picture that promises more than it delivers. A fascinating collage of ideas that fails to gel into a movie and collapses under the pretentious weight of the attempt...
"Sleeping Beauty" is a hauntingly erotic film that languishes in the recesses of your sub-conscious. Novelist-turned-filmmaker Julia Leigh explores what she terms "Wonder Cinema" by way of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale which she embellishes...
Time Out New York
She was a satirical object of fetishization in the most recent Zack Snyder film; now, the very beautiful and brave young actor Emily Browning slugs us with another sucker punch in the disturbing debut feature from Australian novelist Julia Leigh.
Sleeping Beauty is a rather chilly, bone-china-pretty, closed-off film, that disdains its audience as voyeurs rather than inviting them in. It reminds me of erotic Japonesque porcelain - frank, yet remote.
Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty is exactly the kind of film I hate. Made by an amateur Australian novelist-turned-filmmaker named Julia Leigh, who shouldn't be directing and, perhaps, should never direct again.
There was a lot of talk about Sleeping Beauty leading up to the Cannes Film Festival as the premise causes raised eyebrows. The story centers on Lucy (Emily Browning), a financially strapped college student who resorts to becoming a "Sleeping Beauty"...
The Sleeping Beauty is based, somewhat, on the Charles Perrault fairy tale, though it’s also dappled lavishly with anachronistic brushstrokes, and laced with more than a few thoroughly modern jokes.
The Sleeping Beauty is a minor work from French auteur Catherine Breillat who uses the classic fairy tale as a starting point to continue her examination of childhood, adolescence and sexuality from a feminine view.
The very first scene of Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty - a clinical test being administered in a pristine college laboratory - sets not only the tone and mood of Ms. Leigh's film but additionally allows the viewer to quickly estimate the director's game.
Fan The Fire
Considering that the lead character is near naked for almost half the film, it’s remarkable just how unprovocative Julia Leigh’s debut Sleeping Beauty feels.
Film School Rejects
These people exist only on the screen, and yet we can feel joy, fear, love, hatred and so much more for them as if they were living and breathing beside us. Most movies never accomplish this feat. And Sleeping Beauty is no different.
As the director said, it’s hard to establish an objective review of what you witness in Sleeping Beauty because it is purely down to one’s own conditioning. If that sounds like a cop-out, it isn’t meant to be.
Not to be confused with the classic Charles Perrault fairy tale or a remake of the 1959 Disney animation, Australian novelist Julia Leigh’s big-screen writing/ directing debut is quite simply about a gorgeous university student who takes up...
ABC Radio (Australia)
Mainly due to its low profile during production, SLEEPING BEAUTY caught a lot of people by surprise when it was announced in the line-up of the main competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
There are no handsome princes or enchanted forests in Sleeping Beauty.
There’s not a whole lot of anything, in fact, apart from carefully arrayed nudity and some kinky behaviour that daren’t risk a censor’s wrath. Eros snores.
Sleeping Beauty would seem to be part of the fairy-tale renaissance angling to elbow vampires out of the spotlight (where they probably weren’t very comfortable anyway). Next year brings two Snow White movies to the big screen...
The Globe And Mail
There’s a reflexive tendency of some viewers to mock or declare their boredom with films about ritualistic sex – Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris, David Cronenberg’s Crash and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.
Falling asleep on the job is usually dangerous to your career and/or health. It is occasionally -- for sleep researchers, say, and those guys in Inception -- an occupational requirement. For Emily Browning's character in this dark fairy tale...
Sleeping Beauty has not left me pondering its puzzle passionately enough. The film is pretty, but ultimately impenetrable to a fault.
When Mia Wasikowska dropped out of the lead role in Sleeping Beauty to film Jane Eyre, she may have been doing fellow Aussie Emily Browning a favour.
Time Out London
If you don’t recall the moment in the Disney version of Charles Perrault’s enduring romantic fable in which our heroine nonchalantly wanders into a research laboratory to have her gag reflex tested, that’s because it isn’t there.
Hopes were high when the Sleeping Beauty trailer broke, but any promise of an Aussie Eyes Wide Shut falters early on. The achingly artistic framing and lethargic pacing desperately mimics Kubrick’s vision to no avail.
The Sleeping Beauty figure, as featured in the most popular versions of the classic fairy tale, is the archetypal passive heroine.
Don’t expect a handsome prince. Men fiddle with a drugged young sex worker while she sleeps in Australian writer/director Julia Leigh’s haunting debut feature. Disney, this isn’t. a lyrical fable of youth and ageing,
Sleeping Beauty was warmly received in Cannes but back in autumnal Britain, it’s clear this emperor has no clothes, along with much of the cast.
Sleeping Beauty ถือได้ว่าเป็นหนังดราม่าอีกเรื่องนึงที่ดูแล้วมีจุดขายอยู่ที่ การแสดง และ ด้านของอารมณ์นิ่งๆ เงียบๆ และ อาร์ทๆ ของผู้กำกับ และ ทีมผู้สร้าง แต่ถ้าหากให้มองลึกลงไปตรงส่วนของบทนั้นจะพบแต่ความว่างเปล่า และ ความน่าเบื่อ ของหนังอยู่มากพอสมควร...