Insomnia (2002)

Remakes are generally for people with no creative imagination.

That said, this Christopher Nolan-helmed redo on a superb Norwegian thriller pays homage to the original, while adding new stylistic touches.

Foremost is Robin Williams, shedding his manic funny guy image, sinking into the role of a devious killer.

Big-city cop Al Pacino, facing an internal investigation back home, arrives on a remote patch of frozen tundra already worn down.

Toss in a fatal shooting early into his new case, an inability to sleep, and Williams taunting, and things are headed downhill fast.

Proof positive remake isn’t always a bad word.

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