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Opened in Theaters: Friday, March 4th, 2005

Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 1:42

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The Jacket
A military veteran returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. When he is accused of murder and lands in an asylum, a well-meaning doctor puts him on a heavy course of experimental...  View more >

violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity

Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Jason Leigh...  View more >

Reviews Summary

Rating # %  
See Now!  1 20 See Now! Percent
Good  3 60 Good Percent
Wait for Rental  0 0 Wait Percent
Stay Away!  1 20 Stay Away! Percent
5 Total Reviews

Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

[--- Stay Away! ---]by VIP MemberMar 10, 2005
"The Jacket" is a ugly horror film about a Persian gulf veteran (played by Adrian Brody) who is thrown into an asylem after he was accused of a crime that he didn't commit. While there he was under a series of bizzare experiments. One inwhich he was strapped into a jacket and thrown into a crypt. I don't know how many times he was thrown into the crypt and I don't care. This film is ugly and pointless. I was both confused and bore. Another horror film bites the dust.
[--- Good ---]by  Mar 11, 2005
The Jacket is more mentally stimulating than I had expected (thankfully). Looking at the ghostly poster that advertises Jacket could lead you to believe that it might be a HORROR film, which it is not. It is somewhat spooky however in a cerebral way.
[--- See Now! ---]by  Mar 12, 2005
[--- Good ---]by  May 16, 2005
"The Jacket" was not even close to being a horror film. It was more like a psychological thriller and time switching sci-fi film.

The cast was top shelf and the story was emotionally enguaging. Had the story not been so predicable the film would have been rated a "See Now".
[--- Good ---]by VIP MemberApr 26, 2006
Time travel in movies is a sticky subject, but if done right, it makes for a very intriguing movie. The infinite possibilities that result from tinkering with the past create lots of material for a good screenplay and a good director, but if not in the right hands, can turn into a convoluted mess.

Fortunately, The Jacket manages to keep from the crossing the line into confusion and keeps the viewer on track during the time jumps. Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley do a very good job as well, and that certainly helps the viewer identify with their characters.

Definitely worth watching.

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