Jakob's Wife

Jakob's Wife

Jakob's Wife

In this horror, Anne is married to a small-town minister and feels her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a brutal and bloody encounter with "The Master", she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. However, these changes come with a heavy body count and a toll on her marriage.

2021Rating: NR98 minsUSA
Horror

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Jakob's Wife / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Can't quite decide if it's spoofy or serious, and doesn't have the smarts to be both.

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A.V. Club

A.V. 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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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

Its silliness often undermines its exploration of themes and clever gender-swapping.

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

Every movie would benefit from Barbara Crampton dancing to a Concrete Blonde song.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Travis Stevens is psychologically astute, until it gives itself over to turning subtext into extremely legible text.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A portrait of a marriage in a rut, saved when the husband stops sucking the life out of his spouse and instead helps her suck the life out of everyone else.

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Paste

Paste

A career-best Barbara Crampton dominates the uneven Jakob's Wife.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

An insightful and often very funny commentary on marriage and the limitations placed on women.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It's the star who makes this a low-down hoot while rooting it in some tart and deserved observations about the battle of the sexes.

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