• Daniel PG Simpson

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Daniel PG Simpson 11 Feb, 2016

    Few films are able to evoke the same sense of powerlessness brought in by a nightmare like Jacob's Ladder. The film follows Vietnam veteran Jacob Singer who, following his return home, the death of a son and a collapsed marriage, is plagued by strange hallucinations and visions. What is real and what isn't is largely ambiguous. Jacob discovers several of his former comrades are suffering as well, and begin to suspect the US Army is somehow responsible for their suffering.…

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  • ruronidesu

    ★★★★★ Added by ruronidesu

    Es uno de esos filmes de horror que te hacen llorar... Allá tu.

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  • jorofer

    ★★★½ Added by jorofer

    Embora seja uma história clichê atualmente, na época não era, e por isso o filme tem seu mérito, focando em uma história forte, tensa e insana.
    Do meio até quase o final eu comecei a pensar, "o que está acontecendo, o que estou vendo?", ou seja, estava perdido. Isso é totalmente proposital, pois assim como o protagonista, ficamos confuso com a narrativa, que no final se fecha com maestria.

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  • Josh Needle

    Added by Josh Needle

    Love It!

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  • dunya.

    ★★★★ Watched by dunya. 04 Feb, 2016

    what a tragic film.

    the whole time you're second guessing what's real, what's fantasy, whether jacob is crazy or sane. Tim Robbins has such emotional depth to his acting, he made every crazy thing that came out of his mouth sound believable.

    i would've given this film 5 stars had it not been for that very last scene that took away all the momentum and interpretation in place for something predictable.

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  • jto111

    ★★★½ Added by jto111

    A strange, but intriguing drama starring Tim Robbins.

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  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★★ Rewatched by bulletproofQpid 29 Jan, 2016

    This is one of those classic mindfuck movies that keeps you guessing from beginning to end just what is happening to poor Jacob Singer. Beautifully made and wonderfully cast, Jacob's Ladder is one of Adrian Lyne's best films.

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  • Aaron

    ★★½ Added by Aaron

    Terrifying nightmare.

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  • Taylor Bundy

    ★★★½ Added by Taylor Bundy

    Most terrifying film about PTSD I've seen. Unfortunately, it seemed long at a two-hour runtime.

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  • Greg Dorr

    ★★½ Rewatched by Greg Dorr 13 Dec, 2015

    Directed by Adrian Lyne, Jacob's Ladder looks great, but even though it's grittier than the director's usual output, it doesn't totally escape the glossy emptiness that trademarked Lyne's series of hits during the 1980s, which culminated in 9 1/2 Weeks and Fatal Attraction. As effective as some of the very good nightmarish scare scenes are, Lyne's handling of the sentimental aspects of Bruce Joel Rubin's script are cringe-inducingly precious (the too-bold presence of a then-unknown Macaulay Culkin don't help). Robbins…

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  • loopdloop

    ★★★½ Watched by loopdloop 19 Dec, 2015

    Acting 7/10
    Dialogue 7/10
    Story 7/10
    Visuals 7/10
    Sound 6/10
    Pacing 6/10
    Overall Enjoyment 6/10

    66/100

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  • sidorenkoa

    ★★★½ Watched by sidorenkoa 06 Dec, 2015

    "So, if you're frightened of dying and... and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth." Scary, sad movie with a philosophical ending

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