Jakob's Wife

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, 84% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Jakob's Wife gives genre legend Barbara Crampton an opportunity to carry an old-school horror story -- and she bloody well delivers.
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    Steven ScaifeSlant Magazine
    Travis Stevens is psychologically astute, until it gives itself over to turning subtext into extremely legible text.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    Its silliness often undermines its exploration of themes and clever gender-swapping. Moreover, it lacks a clear identity; there are two warring movies at play. Still, Crampton fully unleashed will be more than enough to please the midnight crowd.
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    Katie RifeAV Club
    Stevens mostly compensates for weaknesses in the dialogue by shifting among the film's wildly divergent tones, but this is Crampton's movie through and through.
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    Kristy PuchkoRogerEbert.com
    In the end, Jakob's Wife doesn't deliver on the promise of the premise.
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    Jessica KiangVariety
    A thin, half-hearted reworking of the vampire mythos that can't quite decide if it's spoofy or serious, and doesn't have the smarts to be both.
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    Brent McKnightThe Last Thing I See
    Jakob's Wife has it all. Barbara Crampton. Larry Fessenden. Priests. Vampires. Rats. Splatter. The line, "I'm going to tongue f&@k a hole in your neck until I puke blood." You know, all the best horror things.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    Whilst Travis Stevens' film is still undoubtedly good fun it's never quite sure what it's trying to be.
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    Molly HeneryThe Blogging Banshee
    Jakob's Wife gives a vampiric twist to a story of a woman finding her strength and independence.
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    It is truly impressive what can be accomplished without a budget as long as there is sincere and thoughtful writing. Buckets of blood also help
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    Alix TurnerReady Steady Cut
    New horror based on old ideas and timeless drama. Much of it brilliant, though a change of tone partway through may lessen the impact.
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