This is one of the great war movies of all time, and captures the horror of the Vietnam war from the brutal training churning out killing machines to the confusion that was this war. Established the art of filming at eye level, a technique frequently copied (and probably not as well) subsequently - you are with the soldiers on their deadly mission.
I will admit, I do find this movie to be quite overrated. There are Stanley Kubrick movies that aren't talked about nearly as much that I like a lot more (Barry Lyndon, Eyes Wide Shut) but even still this is a very good war movie. It's directed well and the first 45 or so minutes of the movie are completely unforgettable, I just wish it would maintain that greatness for the full two hours. Not perfect by Kubrick's standards, but a really good movie without a doubt.
Very poor auio dubbing. You hear the voice before the lips move. Is's as if it is a foreign film dubbed inEnglish and done very poorly at that
A good blokes type war film.
Disturbing exploration of the military’s practice of stripping away every trace of humanity from their soldiers, and leaving behind only the hard, empty shells of what were once young men and now only monsters. The acting is incredible, but it’s a very hard film to watch. Having said that however, it is a film that everyone NEEDS to watch at least once.
Bonus Features include commentary and behind-the-scenes interviews.
Fantastic as per usual. Recommended :)
You can tell this is set in a movie scenario, although it is obvious it is a film, Stanley Kubrick's done a bloody good movie, all set in New England. Love the scene with the snipper, and how the leaders slowly dropped. Pyle was a classic, bloody good chest shot as well. A bit disappointed with Joker, but he had a part to play and I suppose he played it well.
Not a bad movie. I have heard mixed reviews on this movie but never felt compelled to watch it until I saw a few minutes of it on television. If you want to learn some good insult lines, this is the movie watch as the Marine recruits face a barrage of insults by their leader.
Away from the insults, this movie does show more of a human face of how such training can affect someone should they not be suited to such an environment, followed by scenes of war which is doesn't condemn nor glorify war itself.
i have seen this movie but enjoyed it as much as i did the first time...watched it three times actually...is it really like that, training to become a marine???? bugger that i think i'll stick to being a stay at home mum...excellent movie.
The first half of this movie is so incredibly good that you wish the second were better.
It's O.K. Not the best,but interesting to see how the yank marines are trained in the 60's.One wonder how it is done now?!?Humanelly!! Politically correctly!!??
This movie has the best Drill Sergeant / Boot Camp scene I have ever seen! I could watch this war movie over and over again, because it is a classic.
Powerful stuff! Kubrick as good as ever.
Reasonable war movie, tells the tale of a few soldiers from training to their experiences in the war. Average.
It's Stanley Kubrick. You can not go wrong!
Another Kubrik masterpiece. I remember seeing this for the first time in the late 70's and it still makes a valid statement about war, nationalism and a misguided sense of western right.
'This is my rifle...'. An absolute classic that personifies the training and combat regime for cadets in the US Army Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. At times shocking but a definite must see.