The Jacket Synopsis
Soldier believes he can time travel while in a psychiatric hospital after a murder conviction.
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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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75

Chicago Tribune

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A gripping drama that will leave thoughtful cinemagoers wrestling with basic Big Questions.
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67

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...
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63

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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63

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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50

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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50

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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50

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...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
If claustrophobia's your style, The Jacket is a perfect fit.
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25

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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Rated R | For violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Smart thriller is for mature older teens only.
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