The Hollywood Reporter

Admittedly, The Jacket is not likely to be everyone's cup of tea, but filmmaker John Maybury has forged a mesmerizing mindblower.
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Chicago Tribune

A gripping drama that will leave thoughtful cinemagoers wrestling with basic Big Questions.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Director John Maybury has a feel for shock rhythms, and he's skillful at keeping you guessing, but after a while you want your questions to cohere into compelling answers, and in The Jacket they don't, quite.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Adrien Brody is cornering the market on roles where he's hunted, haunted and under-nourished.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Jacket is a confused attempt at headiness that feels like a poor man's "Memento."
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The Jacket is both a genre movie and a symptom, a gothic treatment of Gulf War syndrome.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The acting makes the difference, and in Jacket it rises above the needs of the material.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Though shot for maximum moodiness by the gifted Peter Deming ("Mulholland Drive"), the movie straps you in for a head trip that promises hallucinatory wonders but delivers the same old Hollywood formula with sugar on top.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If claustrophobia's your style, The Jacket is a perfect fit.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
[Brody's] mannered performance helps downgrade this picture from a middling sci-fi film to a bad, borderline-camp sci-fi film.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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