Jacob's Ladder Reviews
I do wish I'd seen the Director's Cut, but this was more than enough Jacob's Ladder; I enjoyed what I saw. Tim Robbins is great, and there's something very immersive about his acting - he has this odd ability to make you empathize with him. I kept thinking to myself "Jesus, what would I do if I was in his situation?", especially when he was going through tough times. Acting aside, the atmosphere is very rich and different - I love the stark horror of the scary scenes and the quiet, pastel coolness of when Tim Robbins isn't being tormented.
Enjoyable film with a good message...war is hell. Yes indeed.
[font=Century Gothic]"Jacob's Ladder" starts out well but then cannot decide which direction to go - supernatural thriller or socially conscious drama. It is not really as creepy as it could have been. And after having resolved the main mystery, the film just comes to a halt. [/font]
Ok so this movie is wonderful. It's not some random movie where people run around killing people...those movies have their place...whereas this movie is a psychological masterpiece. Don't get the idea you are going to have random things jump out at you to scare you or that everything is actually happening...it's not one of those movies...you have to actually think about what is going on and try to interpret everything. In the end though if you are willing to actually think during a movie (GASP!!!) it will be much more rewarding then just watching someone kill people or whatever the case is. The story takes place in a man's mind...Jacob's mind. It's where it begins and ends.