Full Metal Jacket

DVD - 2001
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Full Metal Jacket
Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.

Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001.
ISBN: 0790760037
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Aug 16, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Director Stanley Kubrick has already directed two famous anti war movies in "Paths of Glory" and "Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stoop Worrying and Love The Bomb" when he made "Full Metal Jacket". As with the original two movies, Kubrick shows the realities of war. In "Full Metal Jacket" you see the troops in boot camp. Then we see the troops in battle. I will leave it to you if boot camp has prepared these men for war. As with all Stanley Kubrick movies, the cinematography is great. Kubrick also shares in the screen play, which he did on most of this movies. I think their is quite a comment of war on the DVD cover. Notice the helmet shows someone wrote Born to Kill and just over to the side of it is the peace symbol. I leave the movie for you to draw your own conclusions. Kubrick is a master story teller and he doesn't let you down in "Full Metal Jacket".

May 21, 2013

Was looking forward to seeing this film again after so many years, but didn't realize this DVD is a FULL SCREEN copy from 10 years ago!!! So I returned it without watching it. :( Sorry, but if you're gonna watch it (on a modern TV) you gotta do it right.

Mar 20, 2013
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Recommend HIGHLY. A great film!

Mar 05, 2013
  • strider643 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Really this movie is two different movie in one. The first part about boot camp is chilling, powerful and mesmerizing. However, the second part about actually going to war is pretty pedestrian and quite dull and boring. I give the first part 5 stars and the second part 0 stars and thus average to 3 stars overall. For a much more visceral and powerful portrayal of Vietnam front lines I recommend Platoon, a 5 star movie overall.

Mar 05, 2013
  • Beardzilla rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I had waited a long time to see this movie, and the wait was well worth it! This movie is raw, fierce and brutal, representing how terrible and pointless war can be. Lee Ermy, who was a real drill instructor from the Vietnam War, is outstanding as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. One of the best war movies ever made!

Jul 29, 2012

Komet, this is the only format I am aware of that was released for the movie. Stanley Kubrick was always worried about how his films would look on standard (for the time) TVs which were 4:3. From what I recall reading there was no letterbox version released and the movie was shot in 4:3.

Jul 26, 2012

Stanley Kubrick is a genius

May 26, 2012

Great, great film but this version is the standard (1:33) version, not in it's original theatrical format. Would be nice to see it in all it's widescreen glory.

Mar 09, 2012
  • LT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good, very disturbing.

Jul 14, 2011
  • Koenigstiger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant- simply brilliant.

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Nov 05, 2007
  • corydee2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Nov 05, 2007
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Nov 05, 2007
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Nov 23, 2009
  • bigcajunman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is my rifile, this is my gun,
This is for fighting, this is for fun!


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