Full Metal Jacket (Film) Review

Full Metal Jacket

Released: 17th June 1987
Director: Stanley Kubrick, Francesca Cima
Starring: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood
Rating: R
Running Time: 116

Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine) said:
"Full Metal Jacket is not a realistic film -- it is horror-comic superrealism, from a God's-eye view -- but it should fully engage the ordinary movie grunt."
Ian Nathan (Empire Magazine) said:
"A hardy Kubrikian effort that warms on you with repeated viewings."
(Film4) said:
"Bleak but darkly funny at times."
(Variety) said:
"An intense, schematic, superbly made Vietnam War drama."
Geoff Andrew (Time Out) said:
"Kubrick's direction is as steely cold and manipulative as the regime it depicts, and we never really get to know, let alone care about, the hapless recruits on view."
Vincent Canby (New York Times) said:
"Kubrick's harrowing, beautiful and characteristically eccentric new film about Vietnam, is going to puzzle, anger and (I hope) fascinate audiences as much as any film he has made to date."
Janet Maslin (New York Times) said:
"No one who sees Full Metal Jacket will easily put the film's last glimpse of D'Onofrio, or a great many other things about Kubrick's latest and most sobering vision, out of mind."
Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) said:
"[A] strangely shapeless film from the man whose work usually imposes a ferociously consistent vision on his material."

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