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  • Summary: This mind-bending drama melds elements of a thriller, romance, murder mystery and time-travel fantasy. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. The first great film of 2005.
  2. 75
    This movie probably falls within the purview of a "love it/hate it" subgenre of the psychological thriller.
  3. 60
    This kind of gloomy razzle-dazzle isn't everyone's cup of mind-altering tea, but strong performances make it worth the effort to keep the time-tripping shenanigans straight until the surprisingly satisfying payoff.
  4. 50
    You'll either walk away with a headache,or praising filmmaker John Maybury for his unique narrative...and it is unique, but in my eyes, it's also a big giant mess.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    The acting makes the difference, and in Jacket it rises above the needs of the material.
  6. This movie is terribly silly, but it's not completely terrible.
  7. 20
    In this case, the adage would go something like "material, material, material," also known as the Nicolas Cage Rule: Good acting can't overcome bad taste.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. FerL.
    Sep 17, 2005
    10
    It's the first movie that I like, wich doesn't has a lineal way. If you are tired and you don't want to think a little bit, It's the first movie that I like, wich doesn't has a lineal way. If you are tired and you don't want to think a little bit, It's not a movie for you. Think 20 minutes after de movie, and you could figure out the real meaning of the end of the movie. It's a 8 points movie, with two point tips because of Adrien. Fer Expand
  2. FredR
    Nov 16, 2005
    10
    This is one of those movies I was like, nah, it sounds corny. My brother read the description to me and I rejected it outright. He sat down This is one of those movies I was like, nah, it sounds corny. My brother read the description to me and I rejected it outright. He sat down to watch it so I gave it a chance. What's up with these ridiculous movies kicking so much ass!! I've been so impressed with the acting in movies lately. Keira Knightley and Adrien Brody nail their performances. Keira does an American accent better than any foreign actress, it's nothing short of amazing. Kris Kristofferson and the rest of the cast are terrific. I don't want to compare it to any other movies, it's a cool little film with a ton of heart and attitude. Haunting. I saw this months ago and now I want to see it again from writing this review. I was like, "the Jacket, this is gonna be crap." I couldn't have been more wrong. And yes, there are movies out there that I don't give a 10 to, but I won't review them. Collapse
  3. AdamM.
    Mar 30, 2007
    10
    A surprisingly intelligent and well-executed film!
  4. PeteC.
    Oct 23, 2005
    9
    A haunting, eerie and touching film, which dares to leave plenty to unravel after viewing.
  5. Oct 16, 2013
    8
    A good thriller with thick and depressive atmosphere with elements of science fiction, I'd say the atmosphere is the main advantage of theA good thriller with thick and depressive atmosphere with elements of science fiction, I'd say the atmosphere is the main advantage of the movie. The story is decent too, also the actors made a good job. Expand
  6. FrankO.
    Jan 10, 2006
    7
    Innovative flick with outstanding cast but felt like I have seen this plot before.
  7. Nathan
    Feb 4, 2006
    0
    This movie sucked! Keira Knightley's acting and accent was the worst part. It's one of the worst movies that I've seen in my life.

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