• Craig Dawson

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Craig Dawson 18 Jul, 2014

    A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

    Common consensus seems to be that Full Metal Jacket is half a great film that is let down when the Marines go to Vietnam. These people are wrong, yes the recruitment phase of the film is fantastic with so many lines that have become quotable in the years since. The second…

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  • Henrik Hanssen

    ★★★★ Watched by Henrik Hanssen 27 Jul, 2014

    The two films by Stanley Kubrick that I´ve seen by now is both very good. Looking forward to more of you, Stanley.

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  • Secretkey

    ★★★★ Watched by Secretkey 07 Jul, 2014

    Endlich mal wieder einen weiteren Kubrick-Film nachgeholt und auch von Full Metal Jackett bin ich absolut nicht enttäuscht worden. Schon nach einmaligen Schauen kann ich absolut nachvollziehen, warum man diesem Anti-Kriegsfilm solch einen Kultstatus zuspricht. Gerade in der ersten Hälfte kann man sich kaum vom Fernseher lösen - zu gebannt ist man einfach von dieser Autorität, die R. Lee Emrey als erbarmungsloser Drillmaster ausstrahlt und mit welcher er die jungen Soldaten in seinem Camp zu abgestumpften Killer-Maschinen verwandelt. Im Prinzip…

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  • TrellSpreewell

    ★★★½ Watched by TrellSpreewell 27 Jul, 2014

    i liked the first half more

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 25 Jul, 2014

    Stanley Kubrick you are a master class.

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  • Joshua Liles

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joshua Liles 25 Jul, 2014

    Cold, brutal, fantastic.

    Encapsulates the futility of the Vietnam conflict, meanwhile reminding us that there is nothing to fear more than war.

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  • Donald Cavi

    ★★★★★ Watched by Donald Cavi 24 Jul, 2014

    When I was younger, my friends and I would only acknowledge the first half and act like Joker never even made his way to Vietnam. Was it because we were scared that such a haunting thing like the 2nd half could have ever happened? Or did we just not care cause it didn't have the bitchin' drill sergeant? Who knows? I just know that now I can truly understand what a masterpiece this film is.

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  • RagingTaxiDriver

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by RagingTaxiDriver 23 Jul, 2014 6

    At its surface - many will agree - Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket is an anti-war film. But it's not that simpleminded, it's a rather in-depth examination of the human condition, something that people feel but don't always recognize in this masterpiece. I hesitate to call it a "war masterpiece" because though it certainly is a "war" film, I don't think that Kubrick is giving a full fledged argument on the state of war.

    It's when we take the cut…

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  • Movieman97

    ★★★½ Added by Movieman97

    The first half of "Full Metal Jacket" is quintessential Stanley Kubrick, filled with many memorable lines and moments. But once the second half came around, I sadly wasn't as invested than I was earlier. Although some parts could have been better for me, Stanley Kubrick's talent still shines, especially in the first half with a fantastic performance by R. Lee Ermey.

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  • thestrelow

    Added by thestrelow 2

    For Kubrick, sex and violence were always two halves of a whole, and failure and frustration in sexual matters drives his characters toward the propagation of death. Dr. Strangelove is possibly the fullest, or at least most obvious, demonstration, as General Ripper's sexual foibles lead him to set off a chain reaction of nuclear explosions, finding the orgasmic peace and resolution denied him in his private sex life. Lolita frames its story with Humbert Humbert shooting his gun at the…

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  • Massafaka

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Massafaka 22 Mar, 2008

    Kubricks Antikriegsfilm auf 2 Etappen. Teilweise bleibt einem das Lachen z.B. nach Hartmans Sprüchen im Halse stecken, sehr beklemmender Film.

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  • Filmaholic

    ★★★★★ Added by Filmaholic

    Eyes Wide Shut was not a film about sex. The Shining was not a film about ghosts. Full Metal Jacket was not a film about war.

    Themes. There are several obvious themes in Full Metal Jacket, the most blatant one being anti-war. An investigation of disenfranchised young men. And there's always "that Jungian thing", the duality of man, which is heavily represented throughout the piece. But every Kubrick film has a thousand different ways to view it. And no theory…

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