Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket

1987, R, 116 min. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, Arliss Howard, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Adam Baldwin.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., June 29, 2000

Kubrick’s study of war and men’s dehumanization is divided into two parts, the first set in the incubator of Marine boot camp on Parris Island and the latter in the war zones of Vietnam. As the press kit heralds, “In Vietnam the wind doesn’t blow; it sucks.” But the film’s most gut-wrenching horrors occur in the first half, thanks to the regimens imposed by real-life drill instructor Lee Ermey.

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Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick, Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, Arliss Howard, Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Adam Baldwin

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