Full Metal Jacket

1988 • 116 minutes
5.0
50 reviews
90%
Tomatometer
R
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Director Stanley Kubrick rips the skin from the face of war to expose the dehumanizing effect of the military on the people fed to its emotional meat grinder in Full Metal Jacket. Through the eyes of an 18-year-old recruit--from his first days in the seeming hell of Marine Corps boot camp as his superiors try to strip of him his individuality and re-create him as a Marine, to the hell of the 1968 Tet offensive, Kubrick reveals the damage done to the collective human soul by the inhumanity of war. Based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford.
Rating
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5.0
50 reviews
William Grantz
July 10, 2021
It's kind of weird to watch grown men train to kill each other. I am a Vietnam vet and with 50 yrs. hindsight it seems there isn't one nationality that won't kill each other. Suicide domestic violence, gang violence
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RamiroCDog
May 18, 2022
This film is considered being as a worthy masterpiece. I love everything from the characters, to the writing, to the dialog, to the settings, and to the tone from this Stanley Kubrick film. People love this film because it's not woke. Real time and real effort was made in this 1980's movie. I respect Stanley Kubrick's work.
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Daniel W Atcherson III
September 25, 2022
I was a Marine so I know that that is some crazy stuff that do go on or it used to go on in the car this is a great movie.🥂👍👍🙏😎😎
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