Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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Directed By Stanley Kubrick Starring Matthew Modine  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  R. Lee Ermey  •  Dorian Harewood Genres Anti-War Film  •  Combat Films  •  Drama  •  War  •  War Drama Studios &
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Release Info June 26, 1987
Color  •  116 minutes R Rated R
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poppasweets55

poppasweets55 on 5/28/2011 Reply  · 

ironically I loved full metal jacket and platoon along with hamburger hill.I 'ved watched them all back to back

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/15/2014 Reply  · 

It's like rain on your wedding day!

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aliwb171

aliwb171 on 8/29/2011 Reply  · 

very god veryvery very god

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 7/11/2012 Reply  · 

Easily one of mine Kubrick favorites. Marvelous flick.

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sonicdynasty

sonicdynasty on 5/23/2013 Reply  · 

Without question, Full Metal Jacket is one of the finest films ever made!

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The27Arsenal

The27Arsenal on 11/19/2013 Reply  · 

Trash. Overrated trash. Someone convince me otherwise. Just try.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on Nov 5 Reply  · 

I'm with you on that one. Tonally and structurally inconsistent and it feels like a collection of unfunny sketches that don't connet with each other instead of a complete film!
The last scene with the sniper proves my point. It starts as a comedy sketch AND THEN it becomes the climax of the film out of nowhere AND THEN it becomes overly serious out of nowhere and there was no transition to get to those places!
Even the first 45 minutes that everyone loves was very repetitive and meant nothing at the end! My least favourite Kubrick movie by far!

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/19/2014 Reply  · 

not Kubrick's best but still great

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/19/2014 Reply  · 

I do have to say the first act was Awsome second act was good but not as good

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 7/24/2014 Reply  · 

Really damn good. I don't have any problems with the portion of the film in Vietnam, I thought it was as amazing as the Paris Island segment.

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Area_hulk

Area_hulk on 8/9/2014 Reply  · 

Loved the island part, LIKED second act, loved the final third act

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hambone88

hambone88 on 11/15/2016 Reply  · 

No complaints about the movie. It was definitely a solid solid war movie. Not anywhere near my favorite war movie, but it has some very memorable parts that made it stand out above other movies from the same genre.

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monsters2319

monsters2319 on 6/27/2017 Reply  · 

Strange, A really really good movie starring D'Onofrio and Ermey ends and then an uninteresting typical war movie plays afterwards. How do you rate half a film? I wanna see the full-length version of the first one.

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