Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peņa, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven
Adrian Lyne (Director), Bruce Joel Rubin (Writer)
Release: Nov. 2nd, 1990
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.
Maybe I'm overreacting, since... it's a psychological horror thriller with war and surrealism elements and stars a young Macauley Culkin. This movie was probably built for me by God. It might even b...
Jacob's Ladder somehow manages to be the kind of film where the ending is supposed to change everything, but re-watching the film does not provide a sense of added depth or reductive inconsistency so much as...weightlessness.