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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Intense, disturbing, and graphic images, violence (including guns), murder, reference to child molestation, shock therapy.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual situation, some nudity.
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Some very strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A lot of smoking, drinking, abuse of medication, character abuses drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes intense, graphic, grisly, and disturbing images; guns and other kinds of violence (characters killed); and abusive medical treatment. There's a sexual situation and some sexual and non-sexual nudity. Characters drink, smoke, abuse drugs, and use some strong language. Some audience members may find the themes of the film upsetting as well. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
THE JACKET is a smart thriller, with above-average heft and imagination in the story, the structure, and especially in the striking visuals. Oscar-winner Brody makes Jack capture our loyalty and makes us believe that he could capture the loyalty of the strong but damaged Jackie. Keira Knightly delivers not just an American accent, but an impressively specific one, an accent that helps convey the character. The movie goes a bit off the rails as it pulls everything together at the end, especially with regard to the medical judgment of Dr. Lorenson, but by then your heart is so much on the side of the characters that it hardly matters.
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