The Jacket Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Smart thriller is for mature older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Maybury is an artist in addition to a director and it's clear that he has an eye for colour, which he uses cleverly to reinforce emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
A morose and bleached-looking affair, with depressing music by Brian Eno to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 29, 2007
There's nothing wrong with a little vicarious experience when you go to the movies, but the director seems to think that his supernatural psycho thriller has to drive you crazy, just to get what it's like to be really insane.
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
September 25, 2006
A solid attempt to wrestle with some big questions. The cast is exemplary and the premise and script are well reasoned and artful. But it doesn't quite come together.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
August 31, 2006
Tadjenin seems to draw inspiration from two books: "10 ways to copy 12 Monkeys" --a far inferior read to "10 ways to write 12 Monkeys"-- and "Common Sense: A Stranger"
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 1, 2006
As incoherent as it is enjoyable, The Jacket hits the marks that it set out to, yet leaves the audience a bit cold with its squeaky clean ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The only real scares here take place as images in Brody's head when he hallucinates under Dr. Becker's treatment. The rest of the film has a somewhat sappy quality to it and doesn't deliver any suspense or thrills of any kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
November 1, 2005
film whose quality defies its script
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 7, 2005
Conta com conceitos interessantes, embora demore um pouco mais do que deveria para revelá-los para o espectador.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
August 31, 2005
Ambitious-verging-on-pretentious screenplay adroitly lensed by a director with impressive formal command.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 30, 2005
It doesn't wash - they just end up with hogwash...
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 18, 2005
What we get is mostly a convoluted tale that tries hard to seem far more important than it is. In fact, it's all rather banal and sentimental.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matthew Turner
May 14, 2005
Part of the fun with twisty time-travel movies is in trying to figure out what's going on and The Jacket delivers nicely on that score, keeping you guessing till the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
May 10, 2005
By basic definition a time-travel yarn, but to say that is to make this rather turgid drama sound more interesting than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 10, 2005
Ultimately it doesn't amount to much, but like Starks' drug-induced trip, The Jacket is about the journey not the destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
May 2, 2005
Brody was over-qualified for this part.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 14, 2005
The story goes back and forth into the future and then the past and is very disturbing. This is an interesting premise but a little too crazy for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Clint Morris
March 24, 2005
A fresh, fun science-lesson for the noggin.... Brody is solid
| Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 24, 2005
This patchwork of horror, time travel, romance, medical and war drama with a thriller through-line suggests an unfortunate case of too many designers in the atelier.
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