ThePhantomTerror wrote:This is why, I think, Insomnia is Nolan's weakest film:
1. It's a remake.
2. Nolan is only the director(not the screenwriter, not the producer).
3. The plot(IMO) is a bit 'too usual' for a nolan movie, who usually has a more complex story.
HOWEVER, I still like this film, I give it a 7.5/10. The cinematography is good, and the cast is also good.
See, the percentage is sometimes misleading. It just shows you the percentage of critic who gives it a fresh rating, but not the film's quality.
Rotten Tomatoes doesn't mean anything. But 1) and 3) and the basic reasons. Coming after Memento, the latter is especially true as this is a fairly standard crime drama. But it's still well shot and directed, and the performances are great - easily an above average thriller.