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The Jacket Reviews

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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
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
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
March 4, 2005
There's a lot to think about. What's lacking here is something to care about.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
March 2, 2005
Fails to deliver because we've seen a lot of it before, only done better
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 7, 2005
It just bounces Brody back and forth in time and yanks us around, and around, and around.
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
February 19, 2005
Moves like a thriller yet rarely does anything thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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+
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
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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September 24, 2007
A morose and bleached-looking affair, with depressing music by Brian Eno to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
March 3, 2005
Not original and doesn't have an awful lot aside from the good acting to recommend it.
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.
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