Full Metal Jacket details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Kevyn Ma, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevyn Major Howard, R. Lee Ermey, Matthew Modine, Arliss Howard, Ed O'Ross, Dorian Harewood, Adam Baldwin|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats, Battlefield Films, Highest Rated, IMDb Highest Rated, Staff Picks|
Full Metal Jacket
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
Most helpful review
these boots are made for walkingBy steviebobs (27 reviews) from London , 30 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Cinema doesn't get much better than this.
The film is effectively in 2 parts. The first shows the marine recruits in training, having every last bit of individuality trained and bullied out of them. Brutal.
The second half is in nam on tour. Beautifully shot.
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still a great filmBy thesayjay (5 reviews) from Penicuik , 15 Sep 2009still love thgis film if you love a good war movie that has a humourous side as wel as it serious side then this is the movie for you
SuperbBy Ziggy246 (4 reviews) from Plymouth , 08 Jul 2009As a huge fan of war films I can safely say that this is officially the greatest war film ever made. Stanley Kubrick has created yet another masterpiece, with classic lines and witty comedy this really is a prime example of how Stanley Kubrick is one of the greatest directors.
Highly recommended and worth watching.
Action and an engaging plot!By PeterKing1984 (8 reviews) from Sheffield , 18 Jun 2009Such a great war film! The first part (marine training) gives some good background story to the marines. Both parts of the film portray an interesting insight into the consequences of poisoning the human spirit and the cruelty that men are capable of. A must see for all those that love the action of a war film with a strong supporting plot.
very goodBy Janetgch (60 reviews) from Baldock , 01 Jun 2009I thought this was well done
a good movie
"ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME!"By MAVERICK (70 reviews) from Knottingley , 03 May 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFor me this is one of the best films about the Vietnam war. It's also one of Kubrick's best greatest movies, as it's not up it's own backside with Kubrick's normal pompus self importance. It's also a film of two halves, the first being the basic training of boot camp, where the grunts loose there identities and become killing machines. This is all done by the demonic and very funny Drill SGT Heartman in the fine form of R.Lee.Ermy. The fact that Ermy used to be a drill SGT only makes this first half all the more real and compelling. There are so many quotable insults spewed out from Heartman's mouth he has now become a thing of legend. The second half deals with the reality and horrors of war, and to say that the movie was made in a dis-used gas works in the London Dock Lands is unbeleavable but true! The then young cast are brilliant, and although Mathew Modine is the main character as private Joker, the rest of the cast are just as well observed. This is one hell of a war movie, and although released in the mid-80's when there was no end of similar Vietnam war films with the likes of Platoon, Hamburger Hill and Casualties Of War. Full Metal Jacket is still the best of the bunch, with Platoon coming a very close second.
War is hell, but Full Metal Jacket is one hell of a war film!