Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 48

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Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Tim Robbins (Jacob), Elizabeth Pena (Jezzie), Danny Aiello (Chiropractor), Patricia Kalember (Sarah), Ving Rhames (George), Macaulay Culkin (Gabe)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:53:55
Genres: Military, Drugs

Plot – Spoilers:
Jacob Singer is an American deployed in Vietnam in 1971 when his unit is suddenly attacked by an unknown enemy. He survives and a few years later is living in New York with his girlfriend Jezzie, having split from wife Sarah.

Jacob had completed his PhD but now prefers to work in US Mail to avoid ‘having to think.’ He regularly suffers from hallucinations and bouts of paranoia where random trains and cars attempt to mow him down. Over the next couple of days, his situation deteriorates and he’s unclear whether his life with Jezzie or the one with Sarah is a dream. But worse still, he’s more and more convinced the US military fucked with his head.

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RedArmageddon
RedArmageddon
June 28, 2020 10:40 pm

Awesome movie, I really liked it !!
The plot is really interesting, the characters are too, especially Jacob !! The story doesn’t loose you, the characters are likable (well, some at least) ,,,, I have so many things to say about this movie !!
I absolutely love the dancing/party scene, the way it was filmed is just brillant !!
It remind me alot of Hellraisers and the Silent Hill games, I’ll recommend it if you like thoses kind of “medias”, but even if you don’t, give it a go, it’s so astonishing !! Especially the end, so mind blowing (such a twist, wasn’t ready) >:^]

Bruh
Bruh
July 12, 2020 8:09 pm

Actually, if I’m not mistaken, some of the games from silent hill were somewhat inspired by this movie! There a lot of viideos on YouTube that analyze the correlation between them.

Dee
Dee
November 8, 2020 7:56 am

Jesus that was terrifying.

mayoi ayase
mayoi ayase
November 15, 2020 7:55 am

excellent film, lots explored and done well. gonna start recommending this to people

Shitlord
Shitlord
March 15, 2021 1:08 am

this is one of my favorite movies of all time. The survival horror game silent hill wouldnt be the same without this flick.

JamesSunderland
JamesSunderland
April 3, 2021 4:19 am

Best psychological horror I’ve seen, but maybe the genres should remove the potential spoiler tags.

nobody
nobody
April 24, 2021 5:32 am

holy shit what an intense movie. pure insanity god damn that was a rollercoaster

Eduardo
Eduardo
April 25, 2021 4:14 pm

Great movie! Psychological warfare… Do you know why Macaulay Culkin uncredited from this movie? His role is small but very important on the plot… which is strange.

Ink Soldier
Ink Soldier
June 11, 2021 7:34 pm

I’m crazy about this movie. I, obviously, watched many fucked-up movies, but this one really got me. I can’t get this off my mind. The tension, those rounds of events that make you feel like you’re going crazy with the main character. Everything’s on point. The twist is kinda obvious, but it doesn’t kill the immersion

Leon J. Bogon
Leon J. Bogon
November 27, 2021 11:20 pm

Intense Movie-Haven’t watched it in a long time-still as i remember it-Making peace with the lord before entering the kingdom of God………………

angelina
angelina
July 26, 2022 7:23 am

one of my brother’s favourite movies… i can see why and that makes it sad on a personal level, but it was very very good.