The Jacket (2005)
August 3, 2023 11:47 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Amnesiac Gulf War veteran Jack Starks (Adrien Brody) can't explain why he's been found at the scene of a murder. Ordered to a mental hospital, Jack is subjected to Dr. Thomas Becker's (Kris Kristofferson) unusual treatment plan, which involves mysterious injections, sensory deprivation and confinement in a straitjacket. Locked away on his own, Jack discovers he can travel to the future, where he's compelled to help a onetime acquaintance (Keira Knightley) and investigate his own odd fate.

Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Daniel Craig.

Directed by John Maybury. Written by Marc Rocco, Tom Bleecker, Massy Tadjedin. Produced by (among others) George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh.

45% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Max. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is pretty stylish.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:06 PM on August 3, 2023

I liked this one, but don't remember it well. I especially don't remember Daniel Craig (!)
posted by Gorgik at 2:54 PM on August 3, 2023

This is a solid time travel mystery movie and a romance to boot! It has a very good screenplay with above average story logic for the time travel genre. I'm always a fan of Keira Knightley, but even Adrien Brody didn't irritate me in this movie. I recommend avoiding reading reviews till afterwards, because the reviewers of this one seemed to feel justified in posting spoilers to justify their disdain.
posted by fairmettle at 12:05 AM on August 4, 2023

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