Full Metal Jacket

1987

Action / Drama / War

284
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 94%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 94%
IMDb Rating 8.3 10 580539

Synopsis


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Cast

Vincent D'Onofrio as Pvt. Leonard 'Gomer Pyle' Lawrence
Stanley Kubrick as Murphy
Adam Baldwin as Animal Mother
R. Lee Ermey as Gny. Sgt. Hartman
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750.66 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 56 min
P/S 15 / 228
1.85 GB
1920*1072
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 56 min
P/S 12 / 102

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lechuguilla 10 / 10

Paint It Black

"With flowers and my love both never to come back ... It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black". So sings the man whose throbbing song marks the film's end, merciless lyrics to describe thematically a story that is as wrenching as it is mesmerizing.

There are no villains in this film, only heroic victims. The villains are all off-screen, comfy behind mahogany desks, or dressed for success and giving shrill speeches about how maintaining peace requires war. Strange logic.

First it's boot camp, a dreary prospect at best, for an ordinary group of young American men. Here, a sadistic drill Sargent, in colorful language, barks out orders and insults straight from Hades. It's do or die, almost literally, for our greenhorns. It's an ordeal of blackness from which some may never recover. Still, the grunts learn a valuable lesson; namely, that life is mostly physical, not mental. It's a lesson some ivory tower college professors never learn.

But then it's on to an even blacker black ... Vietnam. Combat scenes are rendered believable by effective visuals and terrific sound effects: pounding percussion, amplified sounds of equipment and footsteps across explosive debris, and an always present, ever-so-subtle ... echo. Potent and torturous, these scenes convey a Zen-like immediacy, an impending sense of doom. And then at film's end, those lyrics ...

Composed of two, barely overlapping, parts, the script's structure is a bit unorthodox. But the film works, owing to an intensity that never lets up. R. Lee Ermey is of course terrific as the harsh drillmaster. Casting of the young lions is okay, though a tad weak in one or two cases. Insertion of pop songs of the era works well, to amplify the cultural disconnect between a war-torn Vietnam and an indifferent America.

Like reading a history book, watching an occasional war movie is good for the soul. It puts one's problems in perspective. For that reason, this particular war movie is better than most. It's riveting, intense. And the sense of impending blackness hovers ever present over the story's heroic victims, like the sword of Damocles.

Reviewed by Alan Benfield Jr (alanbenfieldjr) 9 / 10

Full Metal Jacket 30 years later

Strange, as I sat to watch Full Metal Jacket for the first time in years, what I remembered most was Lee Emery's Sgt Hartman's rantings and Vincent D'Onofrio. In fact, it was Vincent D'Onofrio's Pvt Lawrence, known as "Gomer Pyle" that made this Stanley Kubrick film, truly memorable. I'm noticing this more and more as I get older and revisit old films. The performances, certain performances, even in supporting roles allow a film to keep growing with the passing of time. Full Metal Jacket a shattering film or I should say, two shattering films. The first part, the training, the intro is a masterpiece practically impossible to match up, so, the second part doesn't match it. But, still. A film-experience. Vincent D'Onofrio's performance even more powerful now, 30 years later. Enormous! The British skies over Vietnam is another reminder than an artist's eye knows no boundaries.

Reviewed by yigitsarcan-10343 10 / 10

love this movie

One of Stanley Kubrick's latest films, Gustav Hasford's Short Film adaptation of Novels, has received many awards for being an Oscar, while he received heavy criticism from the Full Metal Jacket, American army and American nationalists. The legal dimension of the war in Kubirck's "The Power of the Path" Strangelove examines the political dimension of the war in the film, examining the psychology of the soldiers and the background of the war in this film. Kubrick's anti militarist stance Kubrick's battle scenes in this film Unlike other Vietnam films, the background of the battle during the training of newly joined soldiers in the city, not in the forests of Vietnam, but also in the battlefield of Full Metal Jacket is to be remembered as a cult film provide.

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