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Jacob's Ladder Reviews

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March 27, 2009
Truly frightening and visually unique, this messy, challenging film is anchored by Tim Robbins' remarkable performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 27, 2009
A bold, powerful psychological horror film.
June 19, 2008
Dull, unimaginative and pretentious.
June 24, 2006
Lyne's giddying, unsettling direction conjures up moments of horrifying hallucinogenic power from the bad-trip hell of his protagonist.
March 13, 2006
This movie is a one-of-a-kind political satire.
| Original Score: 5/5
September 30, 2005
A unique, surreal thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 12, 2005
Terrific, original and truly unsettling.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2005
Will scare the bejesus out of you.....one of the cleverest films of the 90's
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
Very visual but I couldn't tell you what happened if I had to.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2003
Ambrose Bierce and Clive Barker decided to collaborate? Who knew?
| Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
Although slightly convoluted and disjointed, Jacob's Ladder is a hypnotic psychological thriller that makes use of its fuzzy orientation. An exceptionally odd and captivating drama that will leave one scratching their head
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
A slick, riveting, viscerally scary film about what in other hands would be a decidedly unsalable subject, namely death.
March 23, 2003
This is a well-made film with excellent performances by Robbins, Pena and Aiello.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 19, 2003
Some of the most disturbing things you've ever seen in a horror film . . . should you have a problem with sleeping too well at night, try watching this movie a few times
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 18, 2003
Pretentious tripe from Adrian Lyne with a plotline not unlike the 'surprise' of The Sixth Sense.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2003
An absorbing mindblender cut short by a tacked-on political ending that tries to assign meaning to it all.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2002
Good premise undercut by too much last-minute editing
| Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2002
Thought provoking and disturbing at times.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2001
A moving, unsettling, and ultimately unforgettable cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
This movie was not a pleasant experience, but it was exhilarating in the sense that I was able to observe filmmakers working at the edge of their abilities and inspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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