Jacob’s Ladder * Adrian Lyne (1990)

I was not sure if I had seen this classic and after watching it, I am not totally sure whether or not I did before. The film sure is worth the watch.

We follow Jacob, a Vietnam veteran with a post traumatic stress syndrom. Jacob slowly starts to loose his mind and we get flashes from his war-time, current time, but also things that almost seem to be visions, or rather: nightmares. When one of his former buddies dies and Jacob meets his other group members, it appears that he is not alone in his road to hell.

“Jacob’s Ladder” is a well-told and well-built-up film with a proper story. There is also a great Cronenberg-like scene and the tension raises nicely. Indeed, a recommended (re)watch.

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