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Full Metal Jacket (1987) Movie Information

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55

Avg. Rating:

3.24/4

# of Ratings:

886

Genres:

War, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/26/1987

Director:

Stanley Kubrick

Actors:

Matthew Modine
R. Lee Ermey
Vincent D'Onofrio
Adam Baldwin
Kevyn Major Howard
Dorian Harewood

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

The transformation of a young recruit from boot camp - where he witnesses a fellow recruit snap - to Vietnam, where he witnesses the brutaliy of war.

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Matthew Brady 07/25/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Stanley Kubrick you are a master class.

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mitchellyoung 01/30/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

It's no surprise that a noted pacifist like Kubrick would make a film that, on its surface, seems to be an anti-war ode. Full Metal Jacket, though, is so much more - a multilayered coming of age story that touches on themes of courage, tragedy, and sacrifice, using war as a backdrop, and diving deeply and unflinchingly into its character's choices and actions. The film doesn't have many stars, but the acting is committed and true and the atrocity that Kubrick's camera captures will make you think long after the film is over.

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mitchellyoung 01/30/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It's no surprise that a noted pacifist like Kubrick would make a film that, on its surface, seems to be an anti-war ode. Full Metal Jacket, though, is so much more - a multilayered coming of age story that touches on themes of courage, tragedy, and sacrifice, using war as a backdrop, and diving deeply and unflinchingly into its character's choices and actions. The film doesn't have many stars, but the acting is committed and true and the atrocity that Kubrick's camera captures will make you think long after the film is over.

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04/09/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The duality of man

The movie follows a group of aspiring young men as they endure the trials of basic training in their quest to become Marines and, ultimately, soldiers in the Vietnam War. In the first half of the film, Privates Joker and Pyle struggle through the mentally and physically tiring stresses which are intensified by the strict guidance of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The second half of the film is set in Vietnam. Privates Joker and Rafterman go out into the field to get a firsthand account of the bloodshed and atrocities of war.

The basic training scene alone could have given the movie a fantastic rating right from the start. It was not only hilarious but also very true to life. It also shows how hard and stressful basic training is for the soldiers that go through it. It shows just how fragile...

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4/4 

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  memento_mori
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07/25/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One of the better anti-war movies.

I've said enough about Stanley Kubrick. The guy was a genius, a master of his craft and is my favorite visual director. He was crazy and not much of a treat to work with, but he made some darn good films.
Full Metal Jacket is no exception.

There are grandiose moments all over in this film. Every shot contributes something, you get that feeling when you watch the slow motion sequences if the recruits running through a lake of mud and Gunnery Sergeant Hartman spewing insults at them while keeping a straight face.
R. Lee Ermey plays Hartman and he steals the entire movie for me. He is on the top of his game and has me laughing every time he is on-screen. You want to see a good actor? Watch FMJ and tell me all of that was scripted.
I simply adored the characters and the way they interac...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  KingInTheNorth
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07/15/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Full Metal Jacket

The movie follows a young recruit from the boot camp to Vietnam. In this time he learns a lot and gets mean to the brutality of war and the preparation to it...

Stanley Kubrick is one of my favorite directors though I only have seen a few movies of him. Some people say he has two sides: the writer and the director´, and that he is only perfect in the second one. But in this movie both is perfect.The Screenplay is brilliant, it has so much to say about the Vietnam-war and still it had good dialogues in it. But it lacks in character development and in the middle the movie gets a bit long and slowly. The direction is perfect, especially the "sniper-scene".
It all fits.
The acting is average, except of R. Lee Ermey he is incredible as Sgt. Hartman. The way he is "bullying" the recruits...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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