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Full Metal Jacket

Cast

Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey


Crew

Stanley Kubrick (Director), Michael Herr (Screenplay), Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay), Gustav Hasford (Screenplay) View All

Released: May 31st, 1987
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Reviewed by

Citizen Rules
Ermey was a real Marine and served in Vietnam...and this guy has the kahunas to make this role memorable! When we get to the end of the first act, there's an earth shattering climax, in the training camp bathroom...After that I felt like it was the emotional end of the film.
hello101
Private “Joker” on the other hand, is just an annoying, smart-ass brat. I couldn’t stand him but at the same time wasn't put off.
The Rodent
The brutal and harsh conditions faced by the soldiers is brilliantly portrayed and very real.
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