Review by topreviewerman
September, 19 2013
Pros: Mighty impressive drill instructor.
Cons: Would not make a good military recruitment film.
Review by payback123
August, 06 2012
Pros: See review
Cons: See review
Review by jeff_wilder78
April, 19 2012
Pros: R Lee Ermey, Extremely effective first half.
Cons: Second half more hit and miss.
Review by JiggyJay
December, 04 2010
Pros: Great direction and concept, thought-provoking, interesting, performances
Cons: A little long
Review by smartshopper69
June, 30 2010
Pros: JOKER DIES IN THE END LOSERSSSSS!!!!
Cons: this movie stinks like poopoo and i don't care for that.
Review by alexdg1
July, 08 2009
Pros: Good performances, stunning combat sequences
Cons: Uneven tone. Does it want to be satirical, or straightforward Vietnam War saga?
Review by yakkowarner
July, 08 2008
Pros: Realistic, good pacing,
Cons: Not a feel good movie.
Review by AliventiAsylum
January, 18 2008
Pros: strong first part, some terrific performances
Cons: setting didn't feel authentic
Review by epi_member
July, 10 2007
Pros: Acts 1 and 3. Performances.
Cons: Act 2 incites snores.
Review by sadgit
June, 09 2007
Pros: Unforgettable scenes, brutally honest about war, strong acting
Cons: Second half drags somewhat, tenuous plot.
Review by Stephen_Murray
June, 05 2007
Pros: some performances, artful tracking shots, apt music
Cons: English Vietnam, conventional, somewhat defanging source
Review by basesurge
September, 13 2006
Pros: First rate first half. Ermey as Hartman.
Cons: Second half doesn't measure up all the way. Weak extras.
Review by bilavideo
November, 22 2005
Pros: classic, definitive, iconic
Cons: uneven in tone and style
Review by metalluk
September, 16 2005
Pros: Kubrick's powerful visuals and sound; effective evocation of Marine Corps boot camp and Vietnam War
Cons: A lot of viewers find the second half unfocused; insufficiently sympathetic lead character
Review by trent82
August, 03 2005
Pros: some genuinely hilarious dialogue, great performances
Cons: second half fails to match the quality of the first
Review by erkcuf
May, 25 2004
Pros: The acting and the plot
Cons: very graphic and intense at times.
Review by beerbash
May, 03 2004
Pros: Good sound and some pretty rounded visuals.
Cons: No one cares about war movies anymore unless they have magic, dragons, and Nazis.
Review by johndoejunior
March, 13 2004
Pros: Direction, Acting, The brilliant first half, War scenes
Cons: Doesn't all come together at times, some off pace scenes in the second half
Review by frjo
May, 21 2003
Review by firescience
May, 01 2003
Pros: Realistic, intense training scenes
Cons: Ending could have been better
Review by grateful13
March, 28 2003
Pros: A great war film, which is not a surprise coming from Kubrick.
Cons: It was pretty long, and dragged in parts.