actor: Jake Gyllenhaal

Brothers

December 4, 2009
This is a powerful story which gets into the head of a soldier who is tortured in Afghanistan and who returns home a changed man. He is the father of two girls and one of his daughters is frightened of him when he returns, sensing the change and the boiling pot he has become. He accuses his wife of [...]

Zodiac

March 2, 2007
“Zodiac” is less a film about a serial killer, and more about the men who attempt to discover the killer’s identity. Director David Fincher apparently wanted to make the film feel as long as the amount of time spent trying to catch the zodiac killer, which ends up being more than twenty [...]

Proof

October 14, 2005
"Proof" deals with mental illness, the closeness of a father and daughter and how they both dealt with the reality of their situation. It seemed like you were watching a play instead of a movie, but that is because it is based on a play written by David Auburn. He also wrote the screenplay for [...]

Brokeback Mountain

December 9, 2005
What little dialog the film contained was heavy with profanity, and I'm surprised at the sexual content they were able to include and still garner an "R" rating. It isn't an exaggeration when the critics highlight the heart-wrenching nature of this film. While it is based on the homosexual [...]

Jarhead

November 4, 2005
Jarhead is the furthest thing away from a family film that I have seen in a long, long time. It contains at least 2 f-words per minute in the dialog, not to mention all the other graphically obscene language. There are several sex scenes and negative dialog about women, girlfriends and wives [...]

Bubble Boy

August 24, 2001
Jake Gyllenhaal gives a nice performance as the gentle, innocent Jimmy. But the film is full of political incorrectness, making sure it insults as many people as possible, from side show “freaks” to people of faith. Few groups go unscathed. But perhaps its greatest offense is that it really [...]

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