1. suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.: He lay there in a drunken stupor.
2. mental torpor; apathy; stupefaction.
2. inertia, lethargy, daze.
Throughout the film, Keitel is almost constantly sniffing, smoking or injecting drugs he's stolen from police busts, plus some alcohol on the side and time-outs for sex. The cumulative effect is a far stronger anti-drug message than any lecture on screen could be.
In his stupor, Keitel is investigating random murders, but his mind is on baseball playoffs.
suggest the quiescence, sleep but may be roused to action
a dormant [volcano]
dead matter, with no inherent power, unable, heavy or hard to move
an inert [mass], inert from [hunger]
slowness, doesn not move readily or vigorously
a sluggish [stream] [brain]
with Dante schlepping [to] work at the Quick Stop in New Freakin' Jersey.
suspended physical powers, hibernate
[Snakes] are torpid in cold weather.
But too often, the movie [sinks] into an [a]morphous state of emotional [torpor]
Before long, pic falls into an ill-formed midsection marked by muddled action, abrupt transitions and a [lulling] [torpor].