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The Jacket

The Jacket
The Jacket
The Jacket
  • R
  • 1h 42m
  • 2005
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?
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The Jacket is a case of creepy style over substance.
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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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
  • Release Date:March 4, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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