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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
    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. Aug 8, 2011
    The Jacket is an amazing movie. Adrien brody and keira knightly's performance was very impressive. and the music was just beautiful. I watched it first time four years ago and now watch it gain still see it's amazing. One of the best movie I've ever seen. (Best is Inception lol) Expand
  2. Oct 16, 2013
    A 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
  3. Jul 12, 2014
    The Jacket has an interesting concept, atmosphere and acting from Brody and Knightley. The movie has
    multiple themes rolled into one and they
    all work. The movie is Brody's best movie and it is well made. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2012
    A very interesting and engaging film. Sure, the story isn't possible, but it's not meant to be and doesn't come across as though it's trying to act as though it is. A few things could have been explained or explored more deeply, but there was nothing that detracted from the film. Ignore the 'critics', their opinion is as worthless as ever. The characters do have depth, as does the films emotional exploration. Definitely a film to watch Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2013
    Utter drivel. The characters were decent but the plot-line was boring, and it became increasingly difficult to watch. It's kind of thrown together in an unpredictable manner and that makes it hard to enjoy. Expand

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