Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford... read more
Release Date: June 17, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 29, 1999
Stats: 22,001 reviews
Flixster Reviews (22,001)
December 22, 2012
Kubrick surprisingly only made two films in the 80s . His follow up to The Shining, well-made as it is, is not without certain flaws and is by no means top-drawer Kubrick. However, it is punctuated with incredible moments in spite of its shortcomings, including a grueling opening...
August 26, 2012fb100000293612769
Weaker than other Kubrick films, Full Metal Jacket is still a good film but drags on without much progression in the plot.
June 10, 2012
A powerful and cynical film that portrays with dark humor and acid criticism the dehumanizing side of war. R. Lee Ermey and D'Onofrio are fantastic, stealing the show in the most memorable scenes; even so, the second part never achieves the same level of excellence of the first h...
April 25, 2012fb733768972
This particular film is a hard one to review. To me, it feels like two very different films. The first half is a story about the events leading up to the main war, while developing superb characters and a conclusion to the first act that is breathtakingly brutal. I felt like ever...
January 29, 2012
This was good...I'm not sure why it was good. It's not a story from start to finnish. Things just happen....then more things happen. It's good things but....still.....carry on...
November 11, 2011fb100000257973100
With war films, there are plenty of ways, in my opinion, to go wrong. For starters, most film makers make the film predicable if you already know the history of the war that is featured. Then you have the dull acting with the best being people yelling at each other and firing gun...
October 27, 2011fb1664868775
Kubrick's war masterpiece in two acts. Filled with great performances and startling sequences.
October 4, 2011fb1341085175
A guerra do Vietnã é vista pela ótica de Kubrick em uma das obras mais marcantes já produzidas sobre o assunto. Nascido para Matar é obviamente dividido em dois atos - o primeiro, superior, mostra um grupo de recrutas da marinha sob o rigoroso treinamento fascista do Sgt. Hartman...
September 29, 2011
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 t...
September 23, 2011
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Were you born a fat, slimy, scumbag puke piece o' shit, Private Pyle, or did you have to work on it?
"Born to Kill"
Full Metal Jacket was Kubrick's second war film, after Paths of Glory, and it's hard to say which one is more effective at getting it's...
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