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Full Metal Jacket

8.31 h 56 min1987X-Ray15
The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker - from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting.
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Lee ErmeyDorian HarewoodKevyn Major HowardArliss HowardEd O'RossJohn TerryKieron JecchinisKirk TaylorTim ColceriJon Stafford
Stanley Kubrick
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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gardenerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 November 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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It might sound to some extraordinary, that a few months short of seventy, this is the first time I have watched this film having been enthralled by others from the same director. Those of my friends who had watched it previously
had advised me that it was a "tale of two cities" and that is how I found it at the end, starkly divided and suddenly between the rib splitting humor of the personality destruction of recruits and the full horrors of war. A masterpiece.
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SplendidoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
"Sir, does this mean Ann-Margret's not coming?"
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Another brilliant Kubrick film. Has he ever made a bad film? I think not.
Almost like two films spliced together, the first part covering the hard training and preparation and the second focussed on the attritional war in Vietnam. One of my favourite films with truly great performances by all. Lee R Emery smashes it as the marine drill sgt, which I believe he actually once was in real life.
9 people found this helpful
toninozagarReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best Nam movies ever made
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There are no negatives for this movie-it is part of the old movie machinery where talent and experience counted the most, something that is looked at today with utmost derision and tangible hate, and the reason why the modern hellweird film production is dead to me. About the flick-divided into two parts-training and the actual war campaign with all its dead on veracity-the movie is the anathema for the feminist - pinko pc crowd, that has destroyed the last traces of intelligence and respect. 2hrs of brutal honesty, blood, suffering, gore, fear and bizzare humour. Enjoy!
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Kenny FlameReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2020
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If you’ve never seen this film or heard of Legendary Director Stanley Kubrick you need to take yourself away and have a quiet word with yourself.

This film is in the top 3 of top Vietnam war films and it sits rightfully so with Apocalypse now and Platoon.

Also a lot of this movie was filmed in the United Kingdom especially some of the town scenes in the latter parts of the film which were filmed in the old London docks area
NevGReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 May 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Was a great film when it came out and still is now
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Us Army vet types like stuff like this, reminds us what we took in training and what some of us dished out to recruits. It will become a timeless classic as long as no one interferes with it. Those with sensitive hearing and feelings should not watch this film, it may upset their delicate nature.😉
A L JonesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing film
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Amazing film
Sucks that when you rent the fipm you can only watch it once tho. Thought it would be more of a "its yours for 24/48 hours"
BlackDog661 ©Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Stanley Kubrick classic of the horrors of the Vietnam war
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Fantastic film which introduced R Lee Ermey to British audiences. This is a classic Vietnam film, that was filmed entirely in the UK, this must be one of Stanley Kubrick's best films.
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Chris NewmanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 July 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
True to life
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Excellent film and training was filmed at Bassingbourne Barracks where I did my basic training for the Queens Regimeny
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