• Dwstephens09

    ★★★★★ Watched by Dwstephens09 04 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I have seen Full Metal Jacket multiple times but this time I saw it from a very different perspective. I just separated the Air Force this past year and this is the first time I had re-watched it since being in the service. I was astonished by how many similarities I saw between Joker and myself, maybe not in as exaggerated circumstances but Kubrick examined a lot of feelings I believe every service member has faced. Joker is constantly in…

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  • Kinoshita

    Rewatched by Kinoshita 04 Feb, 2016

    On the Selection and Placement of Anachronistic Top 40 Songs in Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket

    The period of popularity of a rock-and-roll song is relatively short and can be pinpointed in the psyche of anyone who was young during that time. Anachronism can be a matter of only a few months. Every one of the songs used in Full Metal Jacket is out of sync with the time portrayed in the film.

    Kubrick as auteur is known to have obsessively…

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  • jeana thacker

    Watched by jeana thacker 04 Feb, 2016

    To anyone that has a familiarity of the filmography of Stanley Kubrick knows his feeling about war and complexities. Also, you would quickly figure out his feelings about war and and why we go to war which is that humanity would be better without war. Unfortunately, the human race has been known to start conflicts for very bad reasons and glamorizing the idea of defeating an enemy despite the costs of human life. He has never glamorized, nor portrayed war…

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  • Greg

    Watched by Greg 09 Feb, 2016

    The decision to juxtapose cornball dialogue delivered like this is a play with images showing the realities of war was a particularly inspired one.

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  • Patrick Pryor

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Patrick Pryor 09 Feb, 2016

    "I AM in a world of shit."

    Something especially chilling about R. Lee Ermey's speech about the marines' bodies belonging to the corps and their spirits belonging to God. In the armed forces, you sign away your body and soul to become to become something inhuman and unnatural, I guess? A conditioned blank slate of a killing machine similar to the rifle the cadets brings to bed?

    Unlike weapons, however, human beings are not factory assembled one size fits all…

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  • Connor Smith

    ★★★★★ Watched by Connor Smith 09 Feb, 2016

    "We're all children of Kubrick."

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  • Michael Benton
  • sundancekiddo

    ★★★★★ Watched by sundancekiddo 08 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Fueled by hyper masculinity, there's a clear double entendre message going on here about the Vietnam War. This is perfectly exemplified by Joker's helmet reading Born To Kill, coupled with the peace button he wears on his jacket. Joker calls it an example of the duality of man. I call it an absolutely perfect visual to both sides of the Vietnam War and how our country was divided on this subject. My favorite part of Full Metal Jacket had to…

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  • Derek

    ★★★★★ Watched by Derek 05 Feb, 2016

    I have such conflicting feelings on this movie. The first half, the boot camp half, is one of the best things I've ever seen. Once it ends though, it feels like an entirely different movie. Not bad, but certainly not noteworthy. Because of this, my rating and ranking of this movie here reflect my feelings on only the first part of the movie.

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  • rossmclochness

    ★★★½ Added by rossmclochness

    Honestly, probably the saddest Kubrick film. Nothing is more haunting than the soap bar in sock scene.

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  • Tambu Chirwa

    Watched by Tambu Chirwa 04 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick

    I refuse to believe that we can be drilled, taught, brain washed and then claim that you don’t have to think this was. So I am respond to this film with a personal opinion that says “Hollywood can exaggerate, but the portrayal of the main point is true”

    First, the portrayal of weakness was outstanding although I do have some questions. The officer in charge called all the student, and they were all men…

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  • fatherjohmisty

    ★★★½ Rewatched by fatherjohmisty 05 Feb, 2016

    Whoever wrote the insults in this movie deserves an Oscar

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