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Full Metal Jacket


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


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.
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Exactly 30 years prior to this film, Kubrick made the very effective "anti-war" film, Paths of Glory.
I loved and loathed being on the verbal shooting range of sergeant Hartman as he slowly but surely turned these young boys into bareboned killer machines, and I equally found interest in seeing the different effects that war can have on you in the second part of the film.
Full Metal Jacket is a fantastic film for its various performances and not so black and white take on war, among other things.
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