• Jason

    ★★½ Watched by Jason 16 Nov, 2014

    Pretty good.

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  • Colton B.

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Colton B. 16 Nov, 2014

    Upon rewatching Jacob's Ladder, I found that I liked it even more. It's one of those perfect films you could put on in the early morning of a Saturday or Sunday.

    I've always been a big Silent Hill fan. When I was younger and found out that the video game series had drawn inspiration from this movie, I immediately set out to watch it. If you were to combine the stories of Silent Hill: Homecoming, and the "bad" ending of…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★ Rewatched by Adrian Zachow 26 May, 2013

    Adrian Lyne's psychological thriller is unique, intriguing, and for the most part filled with memorably disturbing images, appropriately seedy settings, and a dreadful sense of paranoia. It is also rather slow moving, choosing to keep going for long after it becomes clear what the film's twist is. Jacob Singer is a Vietnam soldier who suffers from demonic hallucinations since his return from Vietnam. His story is interpersed with flashbacks from a Vietnam drug induced massacre in which he was wounded. Tim Robbins brooding performance as Jacob is effective, as is Jeffrey L. Kimball's striking cinematography.

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  • iceberrie

    ★★★ Rewatched by iceberrie 01 Nov, 2014

    I saw it a long time ago, with my dorm roomies. Back then, this film was quite impressive. Yes, the first two parts are quite decent and awesome at times, but as soon as the exposition scenes come along, it gets really generic. What a shame.

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  • C. Hagen Radick

    ★★★★ Rewatched by C. Hagen Radick 01 Nov, 2014

    Not as freaky as I'd remembered, but still a damn good movie.

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  • Ross Birks

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ross Birks 29 Oct, 2014

    I've been wanting to watch Jacob's Ladder for close to ten years now (ever since hearing Shane Meadows talk fondly about it on the Dead Man's Shoes audio commentary) but I've never known much about it. Turns out this is the best way to experience Adrian Lyne's terrific nightmare. Maybe the film's mysteries aren't as unexpected now (I guessed what was really going on about ten minutes in) but it doesn't dilute the film's impact any. The film is a…

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  • Asko

    ★★★★ Watched by Asko 01 Nov, 2014

    Već drugi film zaredom koji gledam od Tima Robbinsa i, nakon fenomenalnog Iskupljenja iz Šošanka, i ovaj put je u pitanju odličan film. Jacob's Ladder je psihološki triller sa elementima horrora, dosta dobro napisane priče u kojoj zaista do zadnje scene u filmu nećete biti sigurni da znate šta se dovraga događa. Tim Robbins glumi ratnog veterana koji se nakon Vijetnama bori sa postratnim sindromom, barem ćete to svi pomislit na početku. Međutim, istina je drugačija i mnogo mračnija. Kao…

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  • Maarten Janssens

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Maarten Janssens 30 Oct, 2014

    Still a potent fuel for nightmares.

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  • Rian Mercer

    ★★★★ Watched by Rian Mercer 29 Oct, 2014

    I went into this expecting a regular horror film, but Jacob's Ladder is so much more than that. Reality is obscured throughout the film with flashbacks and the titular character haunted by literal and metaphorical demons. The cinematography helped to create a dark, grimy urban environment that served as a modern hell, and the small details (particularly at the start of the film) that help to hint at the film's ending as well as allude to the film's philosophical elements…

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  • Philmjohn

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Philmjohn 10 Oct, 2014

    Wow, I'm really happy that a friend recommended this great film for consideration in my Cinematic Vietnam retrospective. (I’m still not going to include it as a “Vietnam” film. Yeah, the subject matter’s there but this is certainly more in the genre realm, and most definitely not of the War type.) Anyway, I remember watching part of this in the early 90’s but since it didn’t mesh with my teenage idea of a horror film, I only made it through…

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  • Collin Souter

    ★★★★½ Added by Collin Souter

    Whatever happened to Adrian Lyne? I can't say I miss him, but having just re-watched this film, I can say the guy had an amazing eye and always had a top-notch team of editors, composers and cinematographers working with him. "Jacob's Ladder" is by far his most accomplished work, a film that holds up remarkably well today. Bruce Joel Ruben's screenplay, like "Ghost," effortlessly bounces around with tones, at once creepy and hallucinogenic, then suddenly turning emotional and tender, all of it anchored by Robbins, who deserved more recognition for his work here.

    Definitely worth a re-visit.

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  • Jack Cox

    ★★★★ Watched by Jack Cox 25 Oct, 2014

    Jacob's Ladder is a thinking person's horror movie, with one hell of an surprise ending and supported by brilliant acting by Tim Robbins as the title character. It's a truly heartbreaking story, because as noted in the end credits, during the Vietnam war, the U.S. Government used experimental drugs on soldiers.

    Undoubtedly, Jacob's Ladder was an influence on other horror related media, especially the Silent Hill games the rapid head shaking in some of the hallucinations as well as the…

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