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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.
Full Metal Jacket is a fantastic film for its various performances and not so black and white take on war, among other things.
Citizen Rules
The first part of the film is powerful, but the scenes in Vietnam are just so so.
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