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Full Metal Jacket 1987

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...

Release Date:
July 10, 1987
Duration:
116 min
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Cast:
John Wilson, Dorian Harewood, Herbert Norville, ...
Genres:
Drama, Action, War ...
Countries:
UK, USA

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Brilliant. So much truth.
@slumsofsouthmo. haha yeah very good one, a must see classic!! i rewatch it all the time, if some people haven't seen it yet, they definately missing something!!
I love FMJ it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. If you haven't watched it you should. The first time I viewed it I was 7 and I sneaked it into Sunday school and well since I was the only child there I kicked it on. About 10 minuets in I was busted and trust me my ass paid for that stunt.

I could feel their eyes condemning my ass to hell.
Great Kubrick classic, if you like cinema you have to watch it...that's it
10/10
A super good movie
Let me see your war face!!
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(Note: I originally gave this film a 5/10, but recently re-viewed it and enjoyed it a lot more. New thoughts will be coming soon).
:fresh: The movie keeps u hooked till the end.
5 more for the day


Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: How tall are you, private?
Private Cowboy: Sir, five-foot-nine, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Drill Instructor: Five-foot-nine, I didn't know they stacked shit that high.

If there is a film with lots of shit, then it has to be Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. Shit is, at its core, its prime subject; it's what the film revolves around and the people it deals with are full of it. Full Metal Jacket provides us with a world of shit. After all, this is partly true -- we do live in a world of shit. Everywhere, no matter where you look at, is shit. The soldiers' lives are worthless -- "Were you born worthless, or did you have to work at it?" screams Sergeant Hartman at one point -- and the Vietnam War is shit, too, but at least they're doing it for a cause. Despite this world of shit that Full Metal Jacket talks about, its ultimate message is somewhat optimistic -- and true, as well. Kubrick shows little empathy towards his characters -- while his films are known for their emotional detachment and bleakness, Full Metal Jacket is rather different, in the sense that not even the viewer can truly feel for the characters. Is it Kubrick's directing style or did he do it deliberately? Either way, I felt that the soldiers were treated, both by the director and the sergeant, as just that: shit.

Kubrick shows his genius in one of the most shapeless and somewhat misunderstood films of his career by portraying the harsh realities of war like few directors had ever done up until that point. Apocalypse Now and Platoon had told us the now clich
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