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  • Actors: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch
  • Directors: John Maybury
  • Producers: George Clooney, Peter Guber, Steven Soderbergh
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Sept. 2005
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009YVCZO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,782 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Thriller centering on a military veteran (Adrien Brody) who returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. When he is accused of murder and lands in an asylum, a well-meaning doctor puts him on a heavy course of experimental drugs, restrains him in a jacket-like device, and locks him away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. The process sends him on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death in four day's time. Now the only question that matters is: can the woman he meets in the future save him?

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When you put on The Jacket, prepare for a head-trip into fragmented reality. Coproducer Steven Soderbergh might have fared better with this mind-bender than British director John Maybury (who indulges an excess of heavy-handed "style"), but it's intriguing enough to hold your attention as Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrian Brody) sustains a head-wound that results in amnesia and fragmented timelines. One involves Jack's apparent killing of a policeman, after which he's institutionalized and subjected to straight-jacketed experiments in sensory isolation (with Kris Kristofferson as the doctor in charge); the other is a possible future involving a nihilistic waitress (Keira Knightley) with connections to his past, and the discovery that Jack will die in four days if he can't solve the brain-teasing puzzle he's fallen into. The Jacket aspires to the cleverness of Memento and falls short of that target, but Brody gives this exercise in desperate disorientation a certain gravitas that keeps you watching as his tormenting visions begin to unravel. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brad Renfro and Kelly Lynch make the most of their small supporting roles. --Jeff Shannon, Amazomn.com

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 12 July 2005
Format: DVD
You would never think it from the title, but "The Jacket" is a time travel story. As such, it is a relatively low keyed one, and reminded me of episodes of television shows like "The Twilight Zone," "Quantum Leap," and even "Early Edition," for various reasons that should be apparent once you watch this 2005 film from director John Maybury ("Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon").
Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) is in the army during the first Gulf War when he takes a bullet to the brain. Jack should be dead, but he survives, although he has severe memory problems. Consequently, when he is charged with a murder he did not commit he ends up being sent to a mental hospital. There he becomes the patient of Dr. Thomas Becker (Kris Kristofferson) who has an unusual way of treating Jack. He puts Jack into a straight jacket, shoots him full of drugs, and shoves him in a cabinet in the morgue. Becker thinks that this would be a good thing, but with a Nurse Ratchet type named Harding (Mackenzie Phillips) helping him, we have our doubts. However, whatever Becker was thinking would happen to Jack, having his patient travel in time fifteen years into the future was certainly not on the list.
At this point, when you want to roll your eyes over this proposed method of time travel, I want to point out that since time travel is impossible that there never can be a method that will truly pass mustard in this respect. But if we are talking really stupid nothing beats "Somewhere in Time" where Christopher Reeves's character "thinks" himself back to the past. More importantly, that particular film proved that it is not what time travel theory you come up with but what you do with the story and your characters once you pull something out of your hat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Aug. 2011
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The Jacket is directed by John Maybury and written by Massy Tadjedin. It stars Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig and Kelly Lynch. Music is by Brian Eno and cinematography by Peter Deming. Film is loosely based on a true story that would make up the novel of the same name written by Jack London in 1915 (known as The Star Rover in America).

Jack Starks (Brody) is serving in the Gulf War when he suffers a bullet wound to the head. Making a recovery but suffering with amnesia, he returns to Vermont. But an incident out on the snowy road will see Jack accused of murder and placed in an asylum. Here he is pumped full of drugs by a well meaning doctor (Kristofferson) and after being fitted with a straight-jacket, he's then placed into mortuary body chamber to hopefully aid his mental welfare.......

The Jacket is an odd film in many ways, most pertinent is that it is easy to pigeonhole in terms of genre familiarity, yet still have a freshness in how it goes about unravelling its time travelling mystery. There have been a number of dramatic-come-weird time travelling movies brought to the screen over the decades, some edgy and great, while others have been known to have some sci-fi purists spitting feathers. In more modern day cinema we have seen prior to The Jacket's release, 12 Monkeys, The Butterfly Effect, Donnie Darko and Jacobs Ladder, and post it there has been Déjà Vu and Source Code. While we can comfortably add Primer and Memento into this interesting group of films. The question is, is The Jacket worth the interest of the film fan after a bit of time travelling weirdness?
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rich Milligan on 25 Sept. 2005
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In an explosive and thrilling opening "The Jacket" introduces us to the tragic figure of Sgt Jack Starks a US Soldier serving in the first Gulf war. In an attack on a village he offers the hand of friendship to a small boy only to have the boy pull a pistol on him and shoot Jack in the head. Against the predictions of the military medial staff Jack survives although we suspect untold damage may have been done.
A year later Jack it hitching through the snow covered Vermont countryside. He comes across a stranded vehicle and the stranded figures of a young girl and her mother. The girl, Jackie, asks Jack if he can help them out whilst her mother is seemingly incapacitated either on drink or drugs. After fixing the car Jack is picked up by a lone driver who agrees to take Jack as far as the Canadian border. The two chaps don't make it that far however as they are pulled over by a highway patrol vehicle. In a flash of scenes we discover that the cop that pulled them over has been killed and Jack is facing a prison sentence unless the unsettled appearance of Jack's mind can convince the jury that he belongs in a secure mental hospital rather than a prison. Jack, who can remember nothing of the incident is eventually committed to a secure unit and begins a regime of sever and awful treatments.
The doctor in charge, Dr Thomas Becker has devised a method of strapping his patients into straight jackets, drugging them and then placing them into a mortuary body container for hours on end. Jack is understandably scared stiff by the treatment and rebels at every opportunity and when he starts to hallucinate inside the chamber things start to get worse.
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