The Jacket

A veteran of the Gulf war, Jack Starks is recovering after being wounded in the head. He returned to his native Vermont, but the injury makes itself felt bouts of amnesia. When Starks is accused of the murder of a policeman, he was sent for psychiatric examination. Dr. Becker uses an experimental treatment, introducing the Starks the latest drugs. After injection Starks put a straitjacket and placed in the basement. In narcotic intoxication thought Starks rush into the future where he meets Jackie, and learns that he left to live for 4 days. Together with Jackie he's looking for an opportunity to escape the fate.

Director:
  • John Maybury

Stars:
Release Date: 2005-03-04
IMDb icon 7.1/10
  • Country: DE, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $29,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $21,733,230
reviews
Chrissy Adriell
12 December 2011 | 10:22

A rather unusual story about the journey in time.

I liked the film is as Jack set their priorities. It would seem that I need to justify myself, to point the real killer, but he chooses another. With confidence we can say that he loves. After all, he wants only that Jackie was happy.

A very interesting love story. People from different eras, they met some time to spend with each friend. Let short.

Keira Knightley is very pleased. As she played Jackie. To my regret, I saw her just couple of movies besides the Pirates, but she just terrific. What to talk about Adrien Brody. He has long been nice to me as an actor of the highest order. So to convey the panic of a man trapped in box of corpses.

Music is fueling the atmosphere of paranoia and tension, which won Jack. He does not understand that occurs, it does not may it to explain it, but everytime looking forward to breaks in the box. And once there, he was not looking for the man who framed him. He has long been spit on that it is considered a murderer. With his site is interesting to look at the people that you treated, tortured, helped, 15 years later. To see what began with them after your death. You can learn influence whether your life death the world. If you're some kind of trace when he left.

So the film is about death the mental hospital moved to the film is about love. Love, like feel the love life. The whole film keeps in suspense. You don't know what do it pick box, will he do once there. And interestingly, not a never showed how it appears. Yes it doesn't matter. Details not so important now. It is important that makes the hero, caught in the future. For this we need to know that is important to you, and be able to prioritize.

10 of 10

Sophey Pergrim
10 December 2010 | 10:46

This is not the film. It rather a worldview. The way of thinking. All that is anything but not just a movie. The film is so strong that forget it impossible. You will return to it again and again — not because he loved him not. Love is much weaker. No no reason. This movie just draws a few and forever, like take soul.

Such strong emotions, such a powerful emotional message inherent in the painting itself that the plot departs on the second plan. In any other movie this would cost to rejoice. But here — even I don't know... For the plot is wonderful. Dynamic, sincere, fascinating, entangling like a spider's web, breaking into brain turning something inside. Such films are extremely-extremely rare. And for them still go to film.

With every passing minute, with every moment of the film identify yourself with a hero more and more, are all deeply immersed in what is happening, all sharper feel. And now surprised — I open the heart for the heat and light that comes from this film. And any, even the scary truth is, the most severe pain depart from one sincere smile, from one good deed. And if you in this doubt — view "Jacket".

The cast is strong and plays so selflessly and realistically implausible that the feel of the movie goes. It already do not a movie, it's life. Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig... Continue no sense. These people are doing something unimaginable on the screen. To tell is meaningless. You just have to watch.

And of course... Adrian Brody is incomparable! Even elegant "Pianist", played brilliantly and brought the actor a Golden statuette, pales in than "the Jacket". This role, for which we should live. Undoubtedly, the best work Brody. Bringing emotions up to the limit, he makes you shudder or smile through tears with one look, one movement. Phenomenal acting — high frantic as life itself. And only through the suffering and horror at the hero (a pass will have — for the film does not go to the end, you should start to watch), you feel like something you are reborn after viewing. As if something died, giving a new life by something else. And who knows — can be real life begins only after death?

10 of 10

Karly Sarnoff
13 May 2014 | 12:40

First, that like.

The film was not so dark and heavy as expected, after reading it description (war, psychiatric examination and etc.). Rather, it was an entertaining wait, that same will happen. To the same, adding positive, the main character Jack helps other people through their misadventures. Not accidentally, immediately in the beginning of the film (events in Iraq) the Director aptly describes the character as a good and caring person.

The plot is built on the movements of the Jack in time (or in space his hallucinations). Apparently, this is a side effect of the "progressive" method of treatment. But ill Dr. Becker, he not wanting, not just fixed (?) character, but and the magic influence on his fate.

Type of Adrien Brody, his acting very well with the stories told from the screen. Jack seems a bit sedated, resignation (he really hard, too many fell to his share), but in fact, it was he is destined to fix the fate — his beyond.

Game keira Knightley is weak, the facial expressions are sometimes unnatural. It beautiful, but that silly formulaic to keep my mouth open it starts to annoy.

Charismatic Kris Kristofferson played the role of Dr. Becker. Who he — a talented doctor, a pioneer? Or masquerading as the doctor is a sadist, who missed the Department of health? Severe type of Kristofferson leaves the viewer both option choice.

Daniel Craig, who for me still has been only 007, I'm not learned the first time, so he vividly reincarnated in the psychiatric patient. However, brutality, rapacity remained in it — and helped to lead me, followed by Jack in the error regarding the cause of his appearance hospital.

The other actors also did well in their role.

The music in the film is unobtrusive, sometimes anxious, sometimes emphasizes the lyrical mood of the scene. A support I liked it. Of course, this is one of options, for the film of this kind could be suitable some trash, hard music. Then the film would be perceived differently. Then he drew the other fans, but has lost part of the current.

As a virtue, I should also mention a small timing pattern. The plot develops rapidly, do not necessary. The Director does not is wrong and did not excessively stretch the story. An hour and a half — at the time.

Now — why does my opinion on a green background.

Sitting to the screen, I expected to a beautiful, fantastic idea, where you want to go back to thoughts after a while, and saw some kind of artificial construct, the author's fantasy, under which is not announced no logical base. It more like a mystical Thriller or fantasy. The film is not want to think about it and especially to review. What is the point to look for correlations of events, the implicit meaning of the above — they are not here. All "fantasy" as on the palm, like a task in one or two steps.

And stuff.

What is shown of the Iraqi episode with the boy? Yes, noted spiritual goodness Jack. But why it the first death and glorious resurrection? This episode seems superfluous.

Why is the staff, except one doctor, acting like the guards with a sadistic, yeah and look same. Just to create atmosphere? It is not fair on against audience.

Ridiculous "escape no escape" Jack of clinic.

Where the primary source of information on the boy's treatment (and not only). So, Jack told the doctor that the doctor said to Jack earlier. Or Vice versa. Just like a magician — out of nothing arises something. This fiction is not for me.

Not a bad film, really. But after all the time I spent on him in vain.

6 from 10

faq
How much has The Jacket made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $21,733,230.
How much did it cost to make The Jacket?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $29,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Jacket?
This tv-show was directed by John Maybury.
What is the genre of The Jacket?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Fantasy, Drama, Mystery.
Who starred in The Jacket?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch.
What is The Jacket IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.1.
When was The Jacket released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2005-03-04.