Jakob's Wife

critic Reviews

, 85% Certified 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.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The wackier things get, the more droll [Jay DeVon Johnson] becomes, and he is really, really funny. Once I started rolling with his take on what's going on, the film got a little funny for me.
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    Chris StuckmannChrisStuckmann.com
    There was actually a surprising amount of substance and depth to the characters, although the tonal shifts didn't always work.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    "Jakob's Wife" proudly embraces its inherent B-ness. But 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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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    By turns funny, grisly, tragic and insightful, Jakob's Wife carries the smartness of years.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    An insightful and often very funny commentary on marriage and the limitations placed on women.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    "Jakob's Wife" is 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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    Erik ChildresseFilmCritic.com
    Both Crampton and Fessenden are having a lot of fun and while I hoped there would be a little more exploration of Anne's growing wantonness to be her own woman, the joy of seeing Crampton explore it is worth the view.
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    Peter GrayCRPWrites
    Should easily satisfy the gore-hounds and camp comedy enthusiasts in equal measure.
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    Nicholas BellIONCINEMA.com
    Amongst the glut of derivative of wholly familiar genre features, Jakob's Wife reminds us of continual possibilities by reawakening our (blood) lust for great storytelling.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Jakob's Wife is a memorable vampire flick that serves up a hilariously enjoyable blend of campy horror and gruesome chills, with a dash of female empowerment ... The cast members of Jakob's Wife lean into their roles with gusto.
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