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Full Metal Jacket

Synopsis

[[Performer~P98221~Stanley Kubrick~stanleykubrick]]'s return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on [[Performer~P93673~Gustav Hasford~gustavhasford]]'s novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is...more

Other Critics

4.0

78 out of 100 Metascore®

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For Families

17

Iffy for 17+

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