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Jacob's Ladder


Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven View All


Adrian Lyne (Director), Bruce Joel Rubin (Writer) View All

Release: Nov. 2nd, 1990
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
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After just one watch I couldnt go as far as calling this a total favorite of mine, but now after a rewatch, it does begin to climb slowly up the ladder of all time personal picks.
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.