Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jacob's Ladder

(1990) ****1/2

Traumatized Vietnam veteran Jake Singer finds his life, and his psyche, spiraling out of control in this nightmarish psychological drama.

7 comments:

Landshark said...

I need to see this one again...only saw it once, probably 20 years ago.

Catfreeek said...

I love this film.

DCD said...

Agreed, Landshark. I only watched it once and don't think I really understood what the hell was going on.

AC said...

i'd seen it once before as a young adult and found it confusing and disturbing.

this watching, i was not confused, disturbed but in a good way, and thought the whole thing was wonderful.

i am certainly open to other opinions, apparently the critical reviews were somewhat mixed. according to rotten tomatoes, variety called it "dull, unimaginative and pretentious."

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I haven't seen it in a few years myself but I remember it as a masterpiece.

Crystal Math said...

All I need hear is "psychological drama" and I'm there.

Octopunk said...

I liked it better on subsequent viewings; the ending kind of annoyed me the first time.