• Dommy

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dommy 05 Jul, 2015

    Private Joker: Are those... live rounds?

    Private Gomer Pyle: Seven-six-two millimeter. Full Metal Jacket.


  • Chris Allred

    ★★★★½ Added by Chris Allred

    So many people overlook the second half of this film because the first half is so good. However, I would argue that the second half is just as great, if not greater than the first. It is very rich thematically, and it isn't hard to tell that Kubrick had a lot of things to say about the military and war in general. Also, the film is so beautifully shot, you could just watch it for the cinematography.


  • katie h.

    ★★★½ Watched by katie h. 04 Jul, 2015

    honestly apocalypse now was better?


  • Malcolm

    ★★★★★ Watched by Malcolm 03 Jul, 2015 2

    At first glance, the two acts seem to be unconnected, but Kubrick connects them through similar themes and mirrored/opposing imagery.

    Both retain the theme of dehumanization, but the primary one is a primordial instinct to kill, which is a common theme throughout Kubrick's films.

    Joker constantly fights with inner duality of his personal morals and what is expected of him. This is shown with the "Born to Kill" on his helmet and the peace pin on his shirt. He personally…


  • Garrison Fox

    Rewatched by Garrison Fox 02 Jul, 2015 2

    Full Metal Jacket isn't perfect Kubrick. It's basically two films back to back. First is the boot camp segment, which is perfect Kubrick. I like to think that good comedy doesn't require vulgarity, but R. Lee Ermey's "will shit down your neck" drill instructor makes a case to the contrary. He's hysterical. The genius of Kubrick, however, is how seamlessly he juxtaposes such hysteria with that of a different kind: the kind that compels one to scrawl "born to kill"…


  • Sara Lameiras

    ★★★★½ Watched by Sara Lameiras 02 Jul, 2015

    "Seven-six-two millimeter. Full... Metal... Jacket."


  • JerrysGold

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by JerrysGold 01 Dec, 2014

    Full Metal Jacket is as intense a war movie I've ever seen. From beginning to end this movie is like a bullet shaped knife to the heart. The first half of the movie is as hard for the soldiers as it is for me. And the second half ain't no cake walk either. Stanley Kubrick has made a film that pulls no punches in showing just how horrifying war is and what it does to the people involved. An amazing film made by an amazing filmmaker.


  • James Locke

    ★★★★★ Watched by James Locke 28 Jun, 2015

    Film #14 of Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge
    Task #4: A film about War!

    This is a film told in 2 halves - first in a boot camp, then on to Vietnam. Both parts were great for me, both very affecting - in some similar ways but also working on different levels.

    Like all great war films, it really digs into the psyche and the conscience of everyone involved. There is perhaps no better image than Joker wearing a peace sign…


  • Mitchell Graszat

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mitchell Graszat 28 Jun, 2015

    Full Metal Jacket is not only a great film, but puts you right into not just the war itself, but the emotional trauma and agony that goes along with it.


  • Joanna_Hersey

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joanna_Hersey 18 Jun, 2015

    By far and away the best Vietnam War film I've ever seen. Kubrick displays his genius by using this highly controversial war as his playground to confront the duality of man. In the process he gave the film industry the meanest, motherfucking sergeant to ever appear on screen.


  • Felipe Machado

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Felipe Machado 27 Jun, 2015




  • morayshir

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by morayshir 29 Jun, 2015

    30 años después de Senderos de Gloria, Kubrick volvió a los campos de batalla, esta vez vietnamitas, para contarnos los horrores de la guerra desde una perspectiva muy diferente a Senderos. Si en esta, Kubrick acometía uno de las películas antibélicas más grandes que ha dado el cine, en Full Metal Jacket nos muestra unos horrores diferentes, más cercanos a la psicología, que no al humanismo al que apelaba en Senderos. Claramente dividida en dos películas (a Kubrick le encanta…