• Joel Vered

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joel Vered 18 Dec, 2014

    The best war movie ever made, and a very thought-provoking one in the process.

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  • Fay Tsorapa

    ★★★ Watched by Fay Tsorapa 16 Dec, 2014

    VIETNAM CAN KILL ME, BUT IT CAN’T MAKE ME CARE

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  • itsrainingfrogs

    ★★★★½ Added by itsrainingfrogs

    Kubrick-cember Film #10: Full Metal Jacket

    I'll go ahead and say what everyone says about this film now: the first 40 minutes are those of a perfect film, and the last hour and 20 minutes are those of a very good film. That last hour 20 I think is a very good Vietnam film, but not much different than anything else. Let me rephrase this: the first 40 minutes AND the sniper sequence up to the very end of the…

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  • Nathan Sizemore

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Nathan Sizemore 13 Dec, 2014

    It's impossible to knock Kubrick's craftsmanship in making this film but as a testament to the futility and ugliness of war it seems like it misses an important element: characters we care about. While I can identify to a certain extent with Joker (Matthew Modine), I don't particularly like or care about him.

    Believe it or not, I think likable characters is a must for an effective war film. I started to get worn out by the extended boot camp…

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  • Joanna Drake

    ★★★½ Watched by Joanna Drake 12 Dec, 2014

    ****contains spoilers****

    I enjoy movies that kill off main characters right at the start. Leaves me with something to look forward to. I was pretty tired while watching this movie, so I don't know how reliable my review is. I enjoyed the dialogue throughout this film; the dialogue between the drill sergeant and his maggots and between the soldiers themselves was great. Although I've never served, I imagine this movie does a good job of capturing what it's like to…

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  • Justin Robert Vinall

    ★★★★½ Added by Justin Robert Vinall

    A fascinating and intense film that tells the story of fresh military soldiers becoming machines almost and showing the drastic effects of training and war it has during the monstrous Vietnam war.

    This is a heavy ensemble piece and everyone gives a great performance. Private Joker is fantastically written and witnesses the horror that happens around him and everyone else during the training at a military camp and the depths of Vietnam. Everyone almost acts as if what they're doing…

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  • Tiago Camelo

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Tiago Camelo 07 Dec, 2014

    Incrível. Intenso. Insano.

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  • Hunter

    ★★★★★ Watched by Hunter 06 Dec, 2014

    The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive

    Do they, though? I've heard that Stanley Kubrick considered this film as his response to Rambo, and that logic only makes me appreciate this film's existence more. One thing is for sure, this is a hateful film. Any ironic humor is drowned out and made humorless by the transformation of its characters into something other than fully human, and every consequent laugh is turned into guilt. Clever dialogue…

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  • Sc8lo

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Sc8lo 29 May, 2011

    This movie just looks great for starters. Brilliantly acted and violent.

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  • Vectorman82

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Vectorman82 01 Dec, 2014

    This movie is wonderful and always a laugh to revisit it. The young recruits are intensely drawn and the war is pumped up to parody levels unseen until this time or since. The futility of war and the dehumanisation of the soldiers are the perfect testament to that often bandied word: freedom.

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  • ShadetreeDad

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by ShadetreeDad 13 Jul, 2002

    I've probably viewed this film 10+ times. There is no better war film. It's one of the rare films that once it starts there's no looking away. The quotable lines are nonstop. The horror of turning young men into killing machines has never been depicted in a more realistic way. The price we all pay for war is never ending and FMG makes it all very clear. Watch this and try to appreciate the price some of our young men have paid.

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  • ScarpiaGS

    ★★★ Watched by ScarpiaGS 23 Apr, 2012

    Weimar
    -Primera parte genial, a pesar de la exageración, con la actuación del general y sus puteadas de antología
    -El gordo y el bufón aprenden bien la lección: matar a su enemigo, da lo mismo en qué circunstancia. El bufón mata a la francotiradora y el guatón a su general. Luego se mata a si mismo: su complejos, su gordura y su torpeza, que lo pone en contra de todos, son su peor enemigo

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