Me like (10 out of 10 ) ME LIKE THIS MOVIE, I WATCH IS 24/7. KUBRICK IS A GOD, I HAVE ALL HIS MOVIES.
Sgt. Hartman (10 out of 10 ) holy shit FMJ is GREAT.
IF I DIE IN THE COMBAT ZONE...... BOZ ME UP AND SHIP ME HOME!!!
Ace (10 out of 10 ) This is my rifle, this is my gun.
Gaffa (9 out of 10 ) You have got to love this film. It is, well, unique. It conveys a very powerful image of what 1960's marines could be doing. Funny in parts, but on the other hand very serious. But of course, at the end we are reminded about the comedy with Joker's jokes. A great war film, must be seen by all !
"I don't want no teenage queen; I just want my M14.".
Ciaran (10 out of 10 ) Kubrick's penultimate film shows his work at it's very best- combining all the best trademarks, terrific one-liners and a great cast into what is my favourite film of all time.
peter (10 out of 10 ) The role of gunnery Sargent Hartman was to be played by another actor, not R lee emery. Lee was hired as a creative consultant until Kubrick witnessed lee barking out orders in gunnery Sargent style. He was hired immediately. I found the basic training sequences very real; eremy was the ideal choice to play Hartman. For me the film was divided into 2 parts. Basic training and combat. The original actor chosen to play hartman was bill mckinny from deliverance. However when Kubrick saw deliverance, he was very unsettled by the performance given my mckinny. Kubrick didn't hire mckinny for the role of Hartman because.. he was scared of him. Second only to saving private ryan in war genre.
peter avery (10 out of 10 ) This film is brilliant and so is the script, the characters come alive in realistic fashion and are woven into a simple, yet commanding fabric. Kubrick's direction is in your face and you can tell its power by the way the camera follows the actors, especially the drill sargent. If you want to see a warts and all look at basic training, then FMJ is the film. Realistic and superb.
The Mouse Avenger (10 out of 10 ) As a general rule, I don't usually enjoy war movies, but in this case, I make an exception for "Full Metal Jacket". Not only did Stanley Kubrick, one of my favorite directors (the greatest of all time, in fact!), direct this movie, but the characters, music, cinematography, script, acting, & everything else about it are just absolutely wonderful beyond description.
muser2012 (10 out of 10 ) This is one of the all time classics of the modern film era gritty yet is a feast of vocal and visual hearts great work from Stan K and all who did this film actors down to the general tea makers do you maggots understand that sir yes SIR B***Sh!T I can't hear you, sound off like you got a pair SIR YES SIR!
Richard Stafford (10 out of 10 ) I spent a total of 5 yrs and and 3 months in Viet-Nam (3 tours plus 3 extensions). I was in the Infantry and my last tour I was in the Air Wing Helicopters. I found Movie starting from Bootcamp through the very end more realistic than any movie I have watched on the Viet-Nam War. I am a Disabled Marine Veteran and I enjoyed your movie very much. Respectfully, Richard Stafford, USMC DV Retired.
Marines in my family.. (10 out of 10 ) I have never been in the military due to my being deaf. However I have 2 uncles, a father and two brothers who have been and currently are in the Corps. One of my uncles served in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and my father and my other uncle served in the Vietnam conflict, while my father served up until retirement in the 90s. The older Marines in the family have been known to remark how very closely the movie Full Metal Jacket stayed to actual situations in boot camp, but my uncle who served in the Vietnam conflict said that had they made it more realistic, the average american would protest against the treatment of the soldiers. Kudos to Kubrick for a job well done they say. This is one movie that does the Devil Dogs proud.
My dad died in the navy (10 out of 10 ) My dad died in the navy, from 5 gun shots. 2 in the leg 1 in the arm 1 in the sholder in 1 in the heart. He recieved many medals, including the purple heart. This is a movie that makes all soldiers proud to watch. Even though they lived this, they watch it.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann (10 out of 10 ) Private Gomer Pyle! Where is the bloody script? Ronald Lee Ermey delivers one of the strongest performances I have ever seen. Never really understood why he wasn't awarded by the Academy. Whilst teaching English in the military, the first 43 minutes were mandatory- whether they liked it or not. The more you hate me- the more you'll learn.
flubndub (8 out of 10 ) Kubrick is a master with two great war movies Paths of Glory and Full Metal Jacket. Haunting, sometimes funny and ultimately tragic Full Metal Jacket succeeds most in the first part of the film which the breaking down and rebuilding of young men in boot camp. Lee Emery as the drill instruction completely steals the show. The film's middle shows the bonding and interaction of the GI's. This is a different Vietnam than what is usually expected in film. Battles take placed in bombed out cities instead of over grown jungles. As is the norm in most Vietnam war movies, the remaining film shows the deterioration of the squad's unity and the disillusion of the main character. Simple plot, simple structure and don't expect a resolution at it's end. The war just goes on. View along with Apocalypse Now and you'll seen Apocalypse is slightly better. But this is a Kubrick movies. He could have made a Twilight movie into a masterpiece.
John Autin (10 out of 10 ) To me, Kubrick's point was the dehumanizing effects of war and of military culture. The narrative is about Joker's compassion being stripped away. The training and the combat haven't made a man of him; they've sent him back to childhood - thus the "Mickey Mouse Club" song at the end.
Justin (10 out of 10 ) The main reason Full Metal Jacket is different compared to other Vietnam War movies is because of the tone. This involves the joy and thrills some soldiers find in war, while other movies represent the horrors and defects on an ordinary person, such as Platoon or Apocalypse Now. I, for a strange reason, kept laughing through the movie due to Joker's jokes, or even the dialogue.
PVT Peter Puffer (10 out of 10 ) "It's sort of a comment about the duality of man sir! Git Some!".