The Jacket

The Jacket
The Jacket
  • R
  • 1h 42m
  • 2005
Rotten44%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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Shot in the head during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, American soldier Jack Starks (Academy Award winner Adrien Brody - The Pianist) is pronounced dead by army medics moments before miraculously returning to life. One year later, Jack has returned to his native Vermont, where he is arrested for a murder he cannot remember. Found not guilty by reason of insanity, the veteran finds himself in an asylum, where a maniacal doctor (Kris Kristofferson - Blade trilogy) puts him on a grueling regimen of experimental drugs, restrains him in a jacket-like device, and locks him away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. The therapy sends the patient on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death in four days' time. Now, the only question that matters is: Can the woman (Keira Knightley - Bend It Like Beckham) he meets in the future save him from The Jacket?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten44%
Critics Consensus: The Jacket is a case of creepy style over substance.
Reviews
BBC.com
Stella Papamichael
Fresh

Ultimately it doesn't amount to much, but like Starks' drug-induced trip, The Jacket is about the...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

It just bounces Brody back and forth in time and yanks us around, and around, and around.

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson
Rotten

The Jacket is doing nothing but sampling elements of Jacob's Ladder, The Silence of the Lambs and...

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday
Rotten

Here, Maybury is just arty for art's sake, filming entire scenes in close-ups so big that viewers...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
Common Sense Says
Smart thriller is for mature older teens only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes intense, graphic, grisly, and disturbing images; guns and other kinds of violence (characters killed); and abusive medical treatment. There's a sexual situation and some sexual and non-sexual nudity. Characters drink, smoke, abuse drugs, and use some strong language. Some audience members may find the themes of the film upsetting as well.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Release Date:March 4, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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