• Movieman97

    ★★★½ Added by Movieman97

    The first half of "Full Metal Jacket" is quintessential Stanley Kubrick, filled with many memorable lines and moments. But once the second half came around, I sadly wasn't as invested than I was earlier. Although some parts could have been better for me, Stanley Kubrick's talent still shines, especially in the first half with a fantastic performance by R. Lee Ermey.

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  • thestrelow

    Added by thestrelow 2

    For Kubrick, sex and violence were always two halves of a whole, and failure and frustration in sexual matters drives his characters toward the propagation of death. Dr. Strangelove is possibly the fullest, or at least most obvious, demonstration, as General Ripper's sexual foibles lead him to set off a chain reaction of nuclear explosions, finding the orgasmic peace and resolution denied him in his private sex life. Lolita frames its story with Humbert Humbert shooting his gun at the…

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  • Massafaka

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Massafaka 22 Mar, 2008

    Kubricks Antikriegsfilm auf 2 Etappen. Teilweise bleibt einem das Lachen z.B. nach Hartmans Sprüchen im Halse stecken, sehr beklemmender Film.

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  • linkmang

    ★★★½ Added by linkmang

    MMM Me so horny. Me love you long time.

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  • Filmaholic

    ★★★★★ Added by Filmaholic

    Eyes Wide Shut was not a film about sex. The Shining was not a film about ghosts. Full Metal Jacket was not a film about war.

    Themes. There are several obvious themes in Full Metal Jacket, the most blatant one being anti-war. An investigation of disenfranchised young men. And there's always "that Jungian thing", the duality of man, which is heavily represented throughout the piece. But every Kubrick film has a thousand different ways to view it. And no theory…

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  • Addy

    ★★★★★ Watched by Addy 20 Jul, 2014

    Absolutely brilliant, just as you would expect from Kubrick. A raw and heartbreaking picture of humanity and war.

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  • Tyrion Lannister

    ★★★★ Watched by Tyrion Lannister 19 Jul, 2014 2

    Stanley Kubrick can do different genres so well. All of his movies have a different unique feel and tone. He is able to make a poignant war movie as well is he is able to make a horror movie.

    He takes on all aspects of war in this movie. It feels like a combination of two shorter films the first being about the privates basic training and then the second being about the actual war in 'nam. Both parts do…

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  • Philmjohn

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Philmjohn 11 Apr, 2014

    It’s probably been 7-10 years since I last watched Kubrick’s take on Vietnam in its entirety and I was literally entranced by the first and final 30 minutes of the film. R. Lee Ermey’s defining performance in the opening act gives me reason enough to include this in my top 50 films and his drill sergeant is no doubt one of the best characters in military fiction. (apparently much of it was improvised, which is unheard of in Kubrick’s films)…

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  • Arain

    ★★★½ Watched by Arain 07 Mar, 2014

    there is a lot of very strong language and very explicit violence

    ''Full Metal Jacket'' is divided into two parts, which at first seem so different in tone, look and method that they could have been made by two different directors working with two different cameramen from two different screenplays. Only the actors are the same

    The totality of war, from the loss of self to ultimately the loss of life

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  • Dimitris

    ★★★★ Added by Dimitris

    Κάποια στιγμή υπάρχει μια μαγική σκηνή με τους στρατιώτες να μπαίνουν σε μια πόλη, τους κατοίκους να φεύγουν από αυτή και στη μέση ένα ποτάμι, ακίνητο σαν να παρακολουθεί αυτά που διαδραματίζονται γύρω του.
    Η ταινία αφηγείται την βιαιότητα του πολέμου, αλλά δεν παίρνει θέση για αυτό. Δεν είναι ούτε το αντιπολεμικό κλίμα του "Αποκάλυψη Τώρα", ούτε η δικαιολόγηση και τα μηνύματα του "Ελαφοκυνηγού". Είναι κάτι ρεαλιστικό, είναι ένα γνήσιο, ουσιαστικό και απίστευτα καλοφτιαγμένο war film.

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    The second half is
    Better than credited, but
    The first half...intense!

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  • DasGoot

    ★★★★½ Added by DasGoot

    I disagree with any critic that slightly poo-poo's this movie. They say "it's like 2 different movies"(the first half"boot camp" and the second half "in battle". On the whole it's one of the greatest Vietnam War movies ever made AND surely one of Kubrick's best films.

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