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The Jacket Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 3, 2005
The ending is a giant anticlimax that only gets more frustrating the more you think about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 7, 2005
The Jacket is ultimately a film about nothing important although the director and cast desperately want you to think otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 4, 2005
The Jacket's not a failure, and I'm sure that it will have its fans. It's not a movie I ever need to see again, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 4, 2005
The movie, taking its cue from Jack's deep weariness and depression, trudges through its paces as if it were deep and meaningful, which I am afraid it is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
March 4, 2005
There's a lot to think about. What's lacking here is something to care about.
| Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 6, 2005
Save your money, wait for the inevitable extended version DVD, which will hopefully explain itself better then this version does.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 2, 2005
Like being pushed into a swimming pool with all your clothes on or hitting the curb on your bike and tumbling onto a patch of soft grass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
March 2, 2005
Fails to deliver because we've seen a lot of it before, only done better
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 7, 2005
It just bounces Brody back and forth in time and yanks us around, and around, and around.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 5, 2005
A great many supernatural things happen in The Jacket, though they ultimately make little sense and amount to even less.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
February 19, 2005
Moves like a thriller yet rarely does anything thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 4, 2005
The tremendous potential lying at its heart remains unrealized, despite good intentions and an apparently earnest effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
March 3, 2005
The real shock of Jacket is actress Keira Knightley, who bumbles the critical role of Jackie with her clownish method acting and odd American-accented line delivery.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
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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
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 4, 2005
The characters in the tepid sci-fi thriller The Jacket, starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley, are so flat and the dialogue so dull you expect it to be one of those movies whose existence is justified by a big final twist.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 14, 2005
...feels very laborious and restrictive in its hallucinatory haze. What it boils down to is this: if The Jacket doesn't fit, you must not acquit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Staci Layne Wilson
March 3, 2005
Not original and doesn't have an awful lot aside from the good acting to recommend it.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
March 19, 2005
If you've ever wanted to get a really good look at Adrien Brody's iris or Kris Kristofferson's incisors, this is the movie for you.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 7, 2005
Jim Ridley
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
March 7, 2005
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
March 7, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 5, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
August 19, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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