Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

  • Director: Adrian Lyne
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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
  • Country: USA
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Critic Reviews

Tim Robbins gives a strong performance in this first-class horror yarn, which has a surprisingly strong political edge.
— David Sterritt (Christian Science Monitor)
Didn't Like
Here, Lyne indulges more in misdirection than in direction; he's a magician turning a sleazy trick. But even his technical skill breaks down. The picture is garbled and cliched.
— Hal Hinson (Washington Post)