Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder ★★★★½

As pop-philosophy it's facile, but as a movie I just enjoy the hell out of it. Kudos to Adrian Lyne for taking a script that apparently featured actual angel/devil creatures (yikes) and making them so much more ambiguous, the kind of corner-of-the-eye nightmares that stalk insomniacs and those in withdrawal. The effects, which were all created in-camera, still hold up after 31 years.

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