• Aimee

    ★★★★½ Watched by Aimee 27 May, 2015

    I watched this at Cinemark last night as part of their classic movie series, which was pretty nice.

    The biggest reason I wanted to see it was because I love Stanley Kubrick. 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my favorite movies of all time, Dr. Strangelove is great, and A Clockwork Orange is mindblowing. Full Metal Jacket isn't my favorite from him, but I can't say that it's not masterfully crafted.

    Also, after seeing this, I love Vincent D'onofrio even more. The only other thing I've seen him in was Daredevil and I loved him to death in that.

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  • inglouriousDC

    ★★★★½ Added by inglouriousDC

    I dug this movie.

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  • Carl Bachman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Carl Bachman 27 May, 2015

    And the Kubrick-a-thon continues with night three, but tonight was not like the past two. Kubrick's masterpiece was not screened on a 32 inch flatscreen television. No, good sir. I had the pleasure of watching it at the Cinemark closest to my home as part of their classics series. And, my oh my, it was something else.

    The big screen gives Full Metal Jacket a whole new dimension, especially when they get to Vietnam. Everyone argues that the first half…

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  • SilentDawn

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by SilentDawn 26 May, 2015 4

    Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, above all else, is full of beauty. The amber sparks of fire punctuate the flowing smoke with disquieting clarity and troubling aimlessness, all while last breaths are let loose and bonds physically break. The dual structure, while necessary, heightens the overall detachment of Kubrick's disconcerting achievement. It isn't an easy film to love, but it sure is easy to admire.

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  • Joel Edwards

    ★★★★ Watched by Joel Edwards 25 May, 2015

    I'm like 70% convinced that Kubrick films are ultimately meaningless and just blank slates to project our opinions on.

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  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★★ Rewatched by bulletproofQpid 25 May, 2015

    "The dead know only one thing. It is better to be alive."

    A war film unlike any other, Full Metal Jacket is set primarily in two locations: Platoon 3092's barracks on Parris Island and the remains of Hue City in the aftermath of the Tet Offensive.

    Here we see boys being made into hardened killers; at first just wanting to kill, talking the talk, building themselves up in their minds, especially Pvt. Joker and then, once they're in country for…

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  • Michael Audet

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Audet 25 May, 2015 5

    I don't have much to say about this. I saw it in the theatre as part of Cinemark's Classic Series, my third Kubrick film on the big screen (The Shining and Dr. Strangelove being the other two). Like the previous two, Full Metal Jacket was absolutely entrancing on the big screen. I loved - scratch that, I adored - Full Metal Jacket before this, but sitting there, in the darkness, with it on the large screen was absolutely spell-bounding.

    Stanley…

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  • Caleb Cabrera

    ★★★★★ Added by Caleb Cabrera

    Everything Kubrick produced was a damn masterpiece.

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  • Grooveman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Grooveman 23 May, 2015 2

    "I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I'll be watching you."

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  • Alex Vlad

    ★★★★★ Watched by Alex Vlad 23 May, 2015 5

    Full Metal Jacket is one of the greatest war epics ever and its a mind boggling movie by Stanley Kubrick and is one of the few incredible films that defined him as possibly the greatest directors in history. The story is not just another war film, its a film that shows you the true horrors of war and how it changes a man, how it can drive a man insane, and how they deal with the pains and horrors of…

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  • Eduardo Lima

    ★★★★★ Watched by Eduardo Lima 21 May, 2015

    Kubric comanda um filme poderoso sobre a desumanização em face da guerra, sendo sintomático as embaraçosas entrevistas dadas pelos soldados (nem eles sabem ao certo o que estão fazendo lá). E a lógica visual criada por Kubric e seu diretor de fotografia Douglas Milsome é fantástica, estabelecendo todas as cenas da primeira metade do filme encarando os personagens de frente, e se afastando destes quando eles se movimentam (notadamente as cenas com R. Lee Ermey e seu Sgt. Hartman), contrastando…

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  • JohnAllegretti

    Watched by JohnAllegretti 21 May, 2015

    Owned - Blu-Ray

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