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The Jacket (2005)

Director:
John Maybury
COUNTRY
USA/Germany
GENRE
Thriller/Mystery
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Jacket
RUNNING TIME
103 minutes
Producer:
George Clooney
Peter Guber
Steve Soderbergh
Screenwriter:
Massy Tadjedin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jack Starks Adrien Brody
Jackie Price Keira Knightley
Dr. Thomas Becker Kris Kristofferson
Dr. Lorenson Jennifer Jason Leigh
Rudy MacKenzie Daniel Craig
Jean Price Kelly Lynch
The Stranger Brad Renfro

 

Review

Films that involves time-travels have an unescapable tendency to not be water-tight, and The Jacket is of course no exception. However, this is also a film of dramatical value spanning from the interesting (and well conveyed) Adrien Brody-character through some effective observations and theories on dimensions, and finally to a brilliant performance by old-timer Kris Kristofferson. I liked the pairing of Brody and Knightly as well, and obviously the latter blossoms under the challenge of having to act off someone with more talent than Orlando Bloom. The mystery element here is valid and keeps you on your toes, and the direction by John Maybury is tight and handsome. However, ultimately a film like this usually has more ambition than it can account for, and The Jacket fits that description perfectly.

Copyright 5.12.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]