Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket Review

The Filmster

This was recommended by T. at The Focused Filmographer


Release Date: June 26, 1987

Review Date: January 8, 2013

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio

The Filmster Rating:

Great,But Rating

Stanley Kubrick delivers a two part Vietnam war film about young men becoming Marines and servicing in the war. The first part of the film is about young men and their rigorous time in a boot camp led by their drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman(R. Lee Ermey), and the effects it has on one of the recruits. The second part of the film follows one of the recruits Joker(Matthew Modine) who is a journalist with Stars and Stripes and covers the war by following a team of Marines.

The first part of this film is the most enjoyable mainly due to the performance of R. Lee Ermey as the tough as nails drill instructor. It was hilarious and…

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