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The Jacket (2005) Movie Information

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Adrien Brody
Keira Knightley
Kris Kristofferson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Kelly Lynch
Brad Renfro





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After surviving a near-death in the Gulf War, a veteran returns to Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. He hitches a ride but ends up in an asylum after the driver murders an officer and frames him. Through a series of bizarre treatments, he finds himself in the past and the future but when he foresees his own death, he must figure out how to escape before it's too late. -- Chris Kavan

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Starts out intriguing and then becomes too engrossed in the mechanisms of its own plot. What follows is a dark journey without much joy or payoff.

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03/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Jacket" by Yojimbo

An Iraq war veteran sent home with serious head trauma is convicted of a murder he does not remember committing. While enduring an experimental "treatment" at the hands of a sadistic doctor, he suddenly finds himself somewhere and somewhen else. This off beat sci-fi fantasy has a lot of elements of familiar wish-fulfilment and time travel stories. His romance with emotional burn out Keira Knightley reminded me a little of Eternal Sunshine, the meddling with time aspect is very like The Butterfly Effect and the whole time travel/mental hospital scenario is very Twelve Monkeys. The thing that makes this film is the combination of great performances and the way that although it feels a little generic, it continually hops between those genres without feeling disjointed which keeps the story i...

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