• Mel S

    ★★★★★ Watched by Mel S 02 Sep, 2010

    Almost as good as Apocalypse Now. "You'd better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you."

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  • Ghasem Najjary

    ★★★★ Watched by Ghasem Najjary 27 Aug, 2014

    روایت ترسناک بودن جنگ، در دنیایی که کوبریک آن را دوباره باز می سازد

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  • Jon Baum

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jon Baum 31 Aug, 2014

    It's gritty and mesmerizing, a fucking master piece. It's one of the most intense psychological trillers I've seen, wrapped up an a engaging war film. I would say it's my favorite adaptation of a Vietnam movie, and the style of film being used makes it seem like the war was yesterday. I was thinking, this is a movie about directing a movie. There's a multitude of moments where characters are directing each other (or commanding, in military terms), so basically…

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  • Sam Redfern

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Sam Redfern 30 Aug, 2014 3

    You're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!
    - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

    Full Metal Jacket is a film of two halves, the first being a psychological study of the degrading and tough régime of the U.S. Marine Corps, and the second an intense yet somewhat satirical look at the Vietnam war. A common criticism of the film is that the second act fails to live up to the first, indeed, I also find that the subtle power of…

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  • Obistrike 25

    ★★★ Rewatched by Obistrike 25 30 Aug, 2014

    War is not my favourite genre and this strange, engaging but unenjoyable take on the Vietnam experience leaves me a little perplexed. The 'how to make a marine' half is a well performed, sad little tale and the 'Jokers war' act, while displaying some beautiful photography leaves me cold.

    Yet its well made, thought-provoking and the darkly humorous and memorable script has a mean streak a mile wide. Graphically exposing the confusing, conflicted and ugly nature of of this conflict and its harrowing effect on the men and women involved.

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  • MiguelSolo

    ★★★½ Watched by MiguelSolo 29 Aug, 2014

    Es como si cada mitad de la película fuera una película distinta en sí misma. La primera, como el cuerpo de marines, disciplinaria y rutinaria. Debo admitir que perdí la noción del tiempo (para bien) entre los cánticos, las sesiones de entrenamiento y los gritos de Hartman, y realmente me lamenté cuando el espectacular clímax que pone fin a la trama se queda atrás para dar comienzo a otra hora de película más.
    A partir de ahí cuesta abajo, los…

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  • David

    ★★★ Added by David 4

    I guess I've landed myself into minority territory with this one. I can always admire a Kubrick film from a technical standpoint. This one is no different. However, when it comes to the themes and narrative, this leaves too much to be desired. It's more repetitive than compelling. We're constantly being nailed over the head with his themes of anti-war. Kubrick's approach, whether it's intended or not, makes for an experience that's underwhelming and more boring than I anticipated. Full…

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  • Liam Hathaway

    ★★★ Added by Liam Hathaway

    The infamous first half - which takes place inside a boot camp, transforming doughy boys in into robotic killers - makes for one of the grimmest psychological studies of war cinema has ever seen. Also, the art-direction department deserve huge credit for making 1980s Cambridgeshire, England look so much like late-1960s war-torn Vietnam for the respective sequences. But (and I know I'm in the minority) I've always found Full Metal Jacket quite underwhelming as a whole.

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  • Robert Armitage

    ★★★ Rewatched by Robert Armitage 27 Aug, 2014

    I absolutely love the first half of the film. Lee Ermey and Vincent D'Onofrio were awesome. Then, the second half of the film happened and I lost interest in the stage play war where M. Modine is ironic and looks too much like John Lennon not to be weird.

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  • Michael Audet

    ★★★★★ Watched by Michael Audet 24 Aug, 2014

    Man.

    Where can I even start writing a review for this film?

    Full Metal Jacket follows Private J.T. "Joker" Davis, as he moves from boot camp to the actual battleground of Vietnam, wearing a peace badge on his chest and a helmet inscribed with Born To Kill on his head. The first half of the film exploits the training, learning how to kill, the second half depicts the killing. However, this is not two fragments of a film hastily and…

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  • Daniel Mármol

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Daniel Mármol 22 Aug, 2014

    BORN TO KILL but PEACE AND LOVE.

    Si existe un género que me gusta es la guerra y cuando se hace de tal manera como éste genio hizo Full Metal Jacket no quedan motivos para no terminar encantado con esta propuesta. Aún así de guerra mi película favorita sigue siendo la obra maestra Paths of Glory.




    "These are great days we're living, bros. We are jolly green giants, walking the Earth with guns. These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the world, we're gonna miss not having anyone around that's worth shooting."

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  • Dylan Powell

    ★★★★½ Added by Dylan Powell

    Fuck anyone that says the first half of this movie is the only part worth watching. Those that think that probably didn't watch that second half carefully enough.

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