A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
|Release Date||:||March 4, 2005|
|Production Company||:||Section Eight, Mandalay Pictures, VIP 3 Medienfonds, 2929 Productions, Rising Star, VIP 2 Medienfonds, Warner Independent Pictures (WIP)|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Tom Bleecker, Marc Rocco|
|Casts||:||Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Daniel Craig, Angel Coulby, Steven Mackintosh, Brendan Coyle, Mackenzie Phillips, Laura Marano, Jason Lewis, Richard Dillane, Jonah Lotan, Nigel Whitmey, Ian Porter, Angus MacInnes, Richard Durden, Tristan Gemmill, Colin Stinton, Tara Summers|
|Plot Keywords||:||smoking, medicine, experiment, psychology, hallucination, time travel, war, love, psychologist, soldier, psychiatrist, dead, wrongful arrest, iraq veteran, near-death experience, truck stop, murder of a police officer|
The Jacket is another very, very classic and conventional sci-fi based thriller who relies on the usual tricks of the genre: identity search, time travel, alteration of future events... nothing particularly original and that is what mainly serves this unremarkable movie badly. The elements on which relies the scenario have all been used over and over again and often better in other productions: for example, some developments are a bit far-fetched, like the not so credible love story.
It's a shame because the direction is good, as the rhythm, the intriguing atmosphere is coherent with the genre, but it's Adrien Brody's excellent performance, by the way an incredibly underrated actor, who illuminates the movie, as opposed to his partner Keira Knightley, always very linear.