**1/2 out of **** "Jacob's Ladder" is the kind of psychological mind-trip that will either confuse you or indulge you. There are those who will love it, and then there will be those who could really care less about the thing. Me, I think it's pretty solid. Not a good movie per se, but "Jacob's Ladder" is a visual feast, and has a couple very good and creepy moments. The problem at the core of the film seems to be the story, which is developed in all the right ways, but alas, … more
Personally, I love a movie or book that keeps me wondering "what the hell is going on?" The first time you see this movie, it does that. There are monsters, creatures, strange happenings and oddities all over the place. Is all of this a flashback from Jacob Singer's time in Nam? I spent just over a year in Nam and to be honest, I still have nightmares once in a while, so that is a possibility. Are the critters real or only in Jacob's mind? Well.......I will … more
Pros: acting Cons: predictable ending The Bottom Line: "And here you are, that's all that matters 'Cause heaven was waitin' at the top of Jacob's ladder" ~Mark Wills One of the many obscure things that were hinted about during the Vietnam era was the use of chemical and biological warfare, by both sides. The fact that our own government would subject people to a … more
I have to admit it, I am a sucker for a psychological film. I came into the movie not expecting much, and left the movie with my mind buzzing with possibilities.Jacob's ladder is a movie that deals with realities, demons, ghost's, hallucinations, and monsters. There are uses of these demon's that took me by surprise, because as apposed to normal shock-like scares this is more dream-like. When a movie begins dealing with the imagination, it can do whatever it wants, but good for us the director stayed … more
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