Full Metal Jacket

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the 1968 Tet Offensive in this grim Stanley Kubrick drama, based on a novel by Gustav Hasford."

Overall Ranking: 800 (Rank from 1987: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 55.56%
Half-Popped 11.11%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Alex Robinson97
Jim Carrier92Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 6
J Collins85
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
Words of WisTIM66(full review)
David Baruffi61

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  • Matthew Modine (Pvt. Joker)
  • Adam Baldwin (Animal Mother)
  • Vincent DOnofrio (Pvt. Pyle)
  • R. Lee Ermey (Gny. Sgt. Hartman)
  • Dorian Harewood (Eightball)
  • Kevyn Major Howard (Rafterman)
  • Arliss Howard (Pvt. Cowboy)
  • Ed ORoss (Lt. Touchdown)
  • John Terry (Lt. Lockhart)
  • Kieron Jecchinis (Crazy Earl)
  • Kirk Taylor (Payback)
  • Tim Colceri (Doorgunner)
  • Jon Stafford (Doc Jay)
  • Bruce Boa (Poge Colonel)
  • Ian Tyler (Lt. Cleves)
  • Sal Lopez (T.H.E. Rock)
  • Gary Landon Mills (Donlon)
  • Papillon Soo (Da Nang Hooker)
  • Peter Edmund (Snowball)
  • Ngoc Le (VC Sniper)
  • Tan Hung Francione (ARVN Pimp)
  • Costas Dino Chimona (Chili)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Director)