The extreme psychological effects of the Vietnam war are illustrated through the experiences of a young Marine recruit. Told in two parts, the first covering a boot camp training course and the second witnessing the dehumanization in the battlefields of Vietnam.
Realistic portrayal and a thought-provoking presence. A story of the numbing of the human mind, told through original dialogue and remarkable imagery. A distinct dark humor and a noteworthy political commentary, relevant to this day.
Superb camera work and direction, as expected from the genius mind of Stanley Kubrick. Genuine, stark and memorable. Eclectic selection of music from the Vietnam War period, including The Trashmen, The Rolling Stones and Nancy Sinatra.
One of the greatest war films of all time. Must-See!
Based on the novel The Short-Timers (1979) by Gustav Hasford.
Full Metal Jacket Cast: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O’Ross