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½ December 9, 2017
Well I've waited long enough before I watched this movie; like 12 years. It was good actually. A bit confusing at first but once you get the idea you enjoy it, I only wish the cast was better.
October 16, 2017
This movie is a bit dry, you have to sit through a stretch of long "thinking" scenes that can drag on. However if your into movies like "12 Monkeys" or "Dark City" This one will be your flavor. The ending, literally the last 2 minutes, are the payoff.
December 21, 2016
Between a 5/10 and 6/10, The Jacket is doing nothing but sampling elements of Jacob's Ladder, The Silence of the Lambs and Memento.
December 17, 2016
Imagine if 12 Monkeys had boring ppl instead of Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis with a long build up with no payoff at the end. And then you find out he's a ghost or some shit. Dreary disjointed settings, paradoxical plot holes, depressing lense filters, unhappy ending, no explanation of the mechanics of time travel/being a ghost. Lazy!
½ December 11, 2016
Slow, confusing, devoid of frights or tension with an unsatisfying ending. Adrien Brody & Kiera Knightly have solid performances. The rest is forgettable.
July 25, 2016
Worth a watch but really not Knightley or Brodys best work here. The film suffers from genre conventions is this a horror film? It is suspenseful or at least claustrophobic at times. There's a better film in here somewhere - Jacobs Ladder Tim Robbins (1990) hahaha
½ June 14, 2016
Oh this one is good. Ignore the critics. The audience is right on this one.
June 8, 2016
Interesting use of sic fi and an old classic, well acted with a neat screenplay.
May 28, 2016
A time-travel tale with an underdeveloped story!
½ April 21, 2016
Great movie. The story is very much a combination of 12 Monkeys, The Butterfly Effect and Jacob's Ladder, though it still works in delivering an intriguing plot with good twists and great performances from Brody and Knightley.
½ April 6, 2016
A brilliant line up of cast members and yet it somehow falls short. The Jacket dresses up like a psychological thriller and even acts like one, but in the end it's just a bit of fiction and doesn't measure up.
January 22, 2016
A convoluted and messy mystery which often shines with its interesting acting and peculiar tricks, but doesnt go beyond the common suspense tropes and is as unispired as it is poorly directed.
January 21, 2016
Really good movie. Ambitious and just the right balance of confusion and desire to know what's going on throughout. Cleverly done and well directed. The ending might be a little bright for some, but I don't need every film to end like Se7en.
½ January 3, 2016
The more I think about it, the more dumb the whole thing kinda feels to me. There's no real explanation as to why anything happens or why anyone feels motivated to act the way they do. You're just kinda thrown into the situation and that's it. But I guess that's not entirely a bad thing. Still, I read it's pretty much a copy of 12 monkeys and I kinda thought the same thing then. I felt like a big surprise was waiting for me at the end and not really.
December 20, 2015
I remember being surprised that many people who saw this movie didn't enjoy it at all. It is one of my favorites.
December 11, 2015
just got done watching this movie for like maybe the 5th time really love this movie very interesting
November 9, 2015
I Always Liked This One, Decent Sci-Fi....
November 8, 2015
A claustrophobic thriller that always keeps you guessing, and Brody's performance as a delusional psych ward inmate is scary good.
½ November 5, 2015
I can understand why some critics didn't like this movie, but I don't understand its 44% rating. Although the ending wasn't as exciting as I thought it was going to be, it is still an amazing and extremely underrated movie.
September 20, 2015
That was pretty good. :)
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