Jacob’s Ladder
1990
****½
Director: Adrian Lyne
Cast: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pena, Danny Aiello, Pruitt Taylor Vince

A group of Vietnam veterans seem to share odd hallucinations. Did something happen to Jacob Singer and the others during the war? Bruce Joel Rubin’s bleak and unpredictable story keeps you in its clutches until the end, and then leaves you unsettled. Adrian Lyne is known for vacuous blockbusters, and this is his first proper film.