Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

  • 8.3
  • 1h 56min
  • War, Drama
  • 1987-07-10 (USA)


A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under the command of the punishing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive.

Short Review

Full Metal Jacket seems further proof that Kubrick is still trapped in self-pleasing cinematic exercise.