• Gavin Rye

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Gavin Rye 16 May, 2015

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…

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  • Soy

    ★★½ Added by Soy

    watched this with silent hill in mind. i'm...conflicted?

    the good: striking composition. filmmaking. the bathtub scene. the devastating twist ending scene. the entire plot's progression is chaotic but the resolution is really amazingly heartbreaking. amazing visual effects for early 90s.

    the bad: the COMPELTELY unecessary rapey monster scene at the beginning. STOP!!! homeless subway guy's fugly retracting penis for ~shock~. the hospital bit is really iconic and scary but wish it were more clinic hospital and less, um, mental hospital.…

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  • #PhatCox

    ★★★ Watched by #PhatCox 26 Apr, 2015

    It's not as crazy as it looks.

    1990's Jacob's Ladder is a psychological horror film centering around a man appropriately named Jacob who is played by the always pleasant Tim Robbins. The film follows the character as he is haunted by his past in the Vietnamese war and of his dead son.

    This is a film that I tried to watch years ago. Back then I found it to be too abstract for my tastes and dismissed it as artsy…

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  • Yanni Bouziotas

    ★★★★ Watched by Yanni Bouziotas 11 May, 2015

    I liked it until things were explained. I didn't find the explanations satisfying enough, I feel as though they could have gone for a much weirder, more psychologically fucked up ending to wrap everything up. Some of the acting wasn't great but otherwise I really did enjoy watching this movie. Some of the earlier scenes were especially thrilling, and all of the hospital / asylum part of the movie was great.

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  • Sean

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sean 04 May, 2015

    The best horror films, or at least the ones described as ‘psychological’ work so well because they isolate you, trapping you with all your insecurities and fears and discomforts and make you long for both human company and for more modern horror to be this damn effective. This is utterly disturbing viewing, and there is no way to smoothly segue into talking about its merits, I’ll just have to state that you should approach it with caution, and watch it…

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  • gregorsamsa

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by gregorsamsa 01 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Gotta love the philosophical implications.

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  • Matt

    ★★★ Watched by Matt 28 Apr, 2015

    Well-made, creepy 90s thriller that I actually think is a better film without its twist ending. Maybe if I had seen the film when it first came out, it would have blown me away more but I think it should have ended on a more ambiguous note. Tim Robbins is great in the lead and I love a good supernatural/conspiracy thriller but the third act really let me down. I would love to see a director's cut after reading about all the things filmed and edited out that would have made it scarier/creepier.

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  • Christian Sweda

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Christian Sweda 27 Apr, 2015

    Devils are really Angels.

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  • Colin George

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Colin George 26 Apr, 2015

    A better Silent Hill film than any of the Silent Hill films.

    R.I.P.T.

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  • Patrick

    ★★ Watched by Patrick 24 Apr, 2015

    Um...ok this wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. Could kind of guess what was going to happen within the first half hour. My 2 star review is less of a reflection of the movie and more a reflection of how bored I got with it. I feel like there was a lot of potential here that didn't really get noticed

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  • Rosie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Rosie 24 Apr, 2015

    BIZARRO

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  • B Henrique

    ★★★★★ Watched by B Henrique 19 Apr, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ist (lysergic) krieg

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