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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Writers: Gustav Hasford (novel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay)
  • Stars: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 116 min

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 in Hue, Vietnam.

This screening is made possible thanks to a grant from the Missouri Arts Council.

"An intense, schematic, superbly made Vietnam War drama."
- Variety
"Although the elements of the story are simple and precise, Kubrick infuses a dreamlike, fatalistic quality."
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Full Metal Jacket, ice and wildfire, order and chaos, is intellectual war, hard thought."
- Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Kubrick's harrowing, beautiful and characteristically eccentric new film about Vietnam, is going to puzzle, anger and (I hope) fascinate audiences as much as any film he has made to date."
- Vincent Canby, New York Times
"No one who sees Full Metal Jacket will easily put the film's last glimpse of D'Onofrio, or a great many other things about Kubrick's latest and most sobering vision, out of mind."
- Janet Maslin, The New York Times