• draclax

    ★★★½ Watched by draclax 21 Nov, 2014

    When this movie opened with a hilarious speech from the drill Sargent I thought I was in for a completely different experience then I received. During this speech the tension rises with the stereotypical yelling and vulgar slang used to call out the marines. From this point on this film becomes like no other military movie with the famous and gruesome bathroom scene at the academy. This movie does well to showcase the challenges that marines-in-training go through.

    The movie…

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  • Alexander Boucher

    ★★★★ Added by Alexander Boucher

    It's taken me longer than it should have to see this movie, but I finally got round to it a couple of weeks ago.

    The first half of this movie (the prologue, if you can call it that) truly blew me away - Vincent D'Onofrio and R. Lee Ermey's performances two of the most powerful and effective i've seen in a very long time. The two pitted against each other created a wonderful dynamic, their scenes funny, sad and troubling.…

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  • fedbrogna

    ★★★★★ Added by fedbrogna

    One of my favourite Kubricks. Often overlooked, I think that FMJ is a true masterpiece and is also very very watchable to a non cinephile. Initially I preferred the first half of the film, probably because I felt it was more emotional. Only at 2nd viewing did I get my grip on the powerful message that Kubrick portrayed of not only war, bot human nature in general. FMJ is also the type of film that will leave you with a…

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  • Rick Vance

    Rewatched by Rick Vance 13 Nov, 2014

    First time seeing it on the big screen.

    The more often I see this movie the more the movie flips from the first time I see it to where the second half is the half I like more and the best depiction of war on screen.

    Also the one Kubrick movie with a real soundtrack that is spectacular.

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  • Matt Brown

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Brown 13 Nov, 2014

    Abstruse.

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  • Mark

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Mark 13 Nov, 2014

    An onslaught from start to finish. One of the best war films ever made.

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  • Dave A Vannatta

    ★★★★½ Added by Dave A Vannatta

    Stanley Kubrick made one of the best war movies with Paths Of Glory and he here tries his hand at the Vietnam War with this one. The film is really two movies boot camp and war with the bootcamp scenes the stronger thanx due to an excellent performance by real life former drill instructor R.Lee Ermey who even puts fear in your heart as the audience member. You get introduced to a number of characters here Joker,Cowboy, Smowball,and Gomer Pyle…

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  • Christopher Day

    ★★★★★ Added by Christopher Day

    Stanley Kubrick's take on war is absolutely brilliant. From it's beginning of boot camp to the depths of the Vietnam War. Full Metal Jacket is an haunting war film takes it too far but exceeds at taking it too far in war and makes it a masterpiece.

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  • TheUnholyMesiah

    ★★★★½ Added by TheUnholyMesiah

    Here's an observation; I don't know ANYONE that says Full Metal Jacket is their #1 favourite Kubrick film (apart from actors like Matthew Modine who worked on it).

    What makes this strange is I know a lot of people who say this is ONE of Kubrick's best; but not THE best. What makes it even more peculiar than that is almost EVERY film of his is someone's all-time favourite Kubrick film. Onto the film itself I think Full Metal Jacket

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  • Matt Mele

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Mele 09 Nov, 2014

    Is it just me, or does this movie make war seem sort of fun?
    I'm not sure what is being expressed here.
    Great photography, of course.
    The performances make this movie a lot of fun to watch which feels wrong somehow. There's a lot of humor, not a lot of horror.
    I think I like this movie, but I don't know.

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  • Matthew Vallée

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew Vallée 09 Nov, 2014

    This film is essentially two different movies in one. The first half dealing with basic training was terrific. Filled with so many quotable one liners it was honestly laugh out loud funny, mostly thanks to the over the top portrayal by R. Lee Ermey. His inventive insults and constant screaming was hilarious. As funny as the first half was, the story was fairly dark. Watching the psychological torture that Vincent D’Onofrio's character went through was tough but his slowly unravelling…

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  • Nathan

    ★★★ Watched by Nathan 08 Nov, 2014

    Well folks, it's certainly been a day of unpopular opinions here in this house because Full Metal Jacket is fucking lucky is got this high of a rating.

    On paper, there's certainly a deeply interesting concept here. It's almost like an anthology film, with two halves and two stories that are essentially completely separate from each other. Looking at it this way, Full Metal Jacket is a lot like a peace pin and the words Born to Kill strewn across…

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