Full Metal Jacket Movie Poster
  • Released
  • October 29, 1987
  • R, 1 hr 56 min
  • Drama Action/Adventure
  • 1,903 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 Stanley Kubrick-directed movie following a Marine's journey into darkness during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. The movie is unsparing in its portrayal of wartime violence -- soldiers get into fire fights, are shot by snipers, and are shown dying slowly on the battlefield. In one of the most disturbing scenes of the movie, a Marine recruit shown constantly making mistakes during boot camp and arousing the intense fury of his drill sergeant becomes mentally and emotionally unstable, sitting on a toilet, putting a rifle into his mouth and pulling the trigger -- head shown exploding into a splatter of blood from the bullet. Right before this, he shoots and kills his drill sergeant. Pretty much every expletive in the English language is used, including frequent use of "f--k," as well as racial slurs directed at African Americans, Jews, and Italians, as well as quips by the drill sergeant in which he calls his recruits gay. In two scenes, Vietnamese prostitutes proposition American servicemen and haggle over prices for sex acts.

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  • VIOLENCE
  • SEX
  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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