Jacknife
Jacknife (1989)

Post-traumatic stress syndrome provides the basis of this drama that centers on a young woman and her afflicted brother, a Vietnam veteran. The trouble begins when another veteran comes to call. Soon he causes her heretofore normal brother… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

Jacknife works best when illustrating a quiet grace.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Reveals the difficulties many Vietnam veterans have in readjusting to life at home.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This Vietnam vet melodrama is extremely well acted by De Niro, Ed Harris, and Kathy Baker.

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David Poland
Hot Button

Great actors... dissapointing movie

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Gritty De Niro in hard core yarn

David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Jacknife is not a bad film -- it simply fails to say anything new about the post-Vietnam experience.

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