Jacob's Ladder

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

'90s drama about Vietnam vet has language, violence.

R 1990 113 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

A Bleak, Twisted Classic

This is definitely NOT a family film. Period. It is a very adult, psychological horror movie that also tends to be extremely sad to the point of crying endlessly during the end. It's NOT your typical "horror" movie, though it is a very tough movie to watch. Those bible lovers will surely love it cause the whole movie is filled with bible references, from angel and demos, to heaven and hell. And if you can believe it, it is one of the most touching films you'll see in your lifetime. Tim Robbins should've won and Oscar for this!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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