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Adrian Lyne's JACOB'S LADDER moves in time and space between Vietnam and New York with hallucinatory force. Something bad... Read More
Adrian Lyne's JACOB'S LADDER moves in time and space between Vietnam and New York with hallucinatory force. Something bad happened on the Mekong Delta on October 6 1971 and it is still affecting war veteran Jacob Tim Robbins in Brooklyn as he attempts to live a normal life with coworker and girlfriend Jezzie Elizabeth Pea. Louis Danny Aiello an understanding chiropractor tries to help him cope with his nightmarish visions--some of which occur at night while others intrude into his daily life. When Jacob gets a call from Paul Pruitt Taylor Vince who was with him in Vietnam it seems that Jacob is not alone in his visions. The film offers impressive and compelling performances by Pea Aiello no ordinary chiropractor and Ving Rhames and Eriq La Salle the latter of ER as Jacob's comrades from Vietnam. Macaulay Culkin appears uncredited as Jacob's young son Gabe. Minimize
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19 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Mar 29, 2000
Adrian Lyne's Jacob's Ladder
Pros: great direction, great script, great performances
Cons: ending is a bit too expository Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 21, 2000
Jacob the stranger; Tim Robbins in Jacob's Ladder
Pros: performance, script, direction
Cons: few Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 9, 2010
A masterpiece....but, you better understand The Book of Genesis (28:1119).... ha!
Pros: Multi layered, ambiguitous plotline / Tim Robbin's performance
Cons: Frustrating if you're used to being fed easy movies to understand
This film is for those of you that love to be intellectually challenged by movies which exhibit a GREATER level of understanding of the MIDDLE, rather than, the ending. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 10, 2000
Nightmares come true sometimes
Pros: really scary and intelligent: Robbins is great
Cons: some people don't like "twist" endings of films Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 21, 1999
Jacob's Ladder - A Step Up in Thrillers
Pros: Quintessential psycho thriller movie, good plot, acting and direction
Cons: Doesn't need to have to explain itself Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 26, 2001
Adrian Lyne, where has this film been all my life?
Pros: Creative and intense
Cons: nothing much at all
This piece of art isn't for everyone, especially if you are easily depressed, easily disturbed, or have a short attention span. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 4, 2003
A haunting psychological masterpiece
Pros: Original, scary, and a knockout of an ending!
Cons: None that I can see.
JACOB'S LADDER is a movie for those you enjoy films that make you think, such as THE SIXTH SENSE and VANILLA SKY. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 11, 2001
"No, your other right."
Pros: believable special effects, plot/theme/ideas behind the story
Cons: certain aspects of the plot, disturbing ideas the movie presents which could be terrifyingly true.
If you're ready to question your perceptions of life, watch this movie. If you're not, stick with something a little more "Disney". This movie is a big fat red pill. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 15, 1999
Jacob's Ladder (1990, R)
Pros: The most frightening psychological thriller in a decade.
Cons: None. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 4, 2000
Freaky, scary, trippy
Pros: fast-paced, good cinematography
Cons: not for the faint of heart Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 27, 2000
A movie for a mindspin
Pros: Enveloping plot, keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat
Cons: Needs to be watched twice to get it all Read More at Epinions.com