Jacob's Ladder


Action / Drama / Horror / Mystery

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 69%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 84040


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January 29, 2012 at 03:07 AM



Tim Robbins as Jacob
Lewis Black as Jacob's Doctor
Ving Rhames as George
701.58 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 5 / 61

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gogoschka-1 9 / 10

Simply One Of The Most Fascinating Horror Films Ever Made

This is simply one of the best films hardly anyone ever saw (OK - it's got 80+ thousand votes on IMDb - but I'm still amazed that it's not 3 times that number).

Amazing script, acting, story, visuals; it makes you wonder why Adrian Lyne didn't make more films of that caliber. Don't get frustrated if you don't understand the film at first. It DOES make sense, but it usually takes repeat viewings to figure this one out. 9 stars out of 10.

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Reviewed by rdoetjes 9 / 10

Schizophrenic insanity

I finally saw this movie. It's impossible to obtain for some reason and I saw it at a friend's movie shelf.

We put it in and your like Alice sucked down the rabbit hole. You literally do not know if Tim's characters is in the real world or (re)living one of his psychotic attacks or is Dreaming. You're constantly jerked around in this maze of insanity. It's subtexts post-partum grieve, psychosis, helplessness and inevitability are very strong elements that are played with in a grotesque yet very mature and refined way.

And when you think you've finally figured out where the exits of this maze of madness is then you find yourself in a dead end.

It's not an easy watch especially for anyone who's suffered a panic attack let alone a psychotic attack. This is as real as psychological horror gets.

Reviewed by Lee Eisenberg 10 / 10

war screws people up

It's easy to see Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" as a simple psychological thriller. But I interpreted it as saying that war screws people up. This isn't just PTSD. The protagonist's harrowing experience in Vietnam is causing him to see all sorts of horrifying things. And there's also the issue of gaslight: the lawyer tells the protagonist "you weren't in Vietnam" and the shadowy agents try to muzzle him (despite what we find out at the end).

This isn't the scariest movie ever, but it's an intense one. I have no doubt that a number of people lost their grip on sanity after experiences in war (especially one as pointless as the Vietnam War). Tim Robbins achieved one of the high points of his career with this movie, with good support coming from Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello, as well as brief appearances by Jason Alexander (George on "Seinfeld"), Ving Rhames (Marsellus in "Pulp Fiction"), Macaulay Culkin (right before he got famous in "Home Alone"), Lewis Black (a comedian who performs in the persona of a man having a nervous breakdown) and S. Epatha Merkerson (a supporting actress in a variety of movies and shows).

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