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This truly is a classic movie, showing the brutality and futility of the Vietnam War. Strong lead performances from Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, and Charlie Sheen in his break-out role.
This movie... Read more hasn't aged a bit, even if the actors have - keep an eye out for a baby-faced Johnny Depp as Lerner.
We really liked this movie but was disappointed not to see a real story line through it. It certainly opened your eyes to the Vietnam war - how truly senseless it really was.
I really enjoyed this one. Oliver Stone did a fantastic job with creating the realism that exudes out at you throughout the entire movie. This is not a movie for the faint hearted, it deals with some... Read more of the atrocities that occured in Vietnam during the war. A great ensemble cast.
I first saw this film about 12 years ago. Back then all I saw was the action. This time round I noticed more of the flaws. Some of the narration contradicts the story, and it is clear where self indulgent... Read more fiction is inserted for Oliver Stone's personal emotional release. Overall the film and narration pieces represent the thought processes and world view of a man barely leaving adolescence. I can only wonder at how much better this story would have been told had he waited another twenty years.
Almost as boring as The Deer Hunter, blatant Hollywood B.S. as regards the Vietnam war, appallingly overrated when it was released and even more so now. 'Classic'-I don't think so but others would disagree... Read more. Make your own mind up. BEST Vietnam movie ever is 'We were soldiers once' (?something like that) with Mel Gibson, his best movie in decades-although a bit corny in parts.
i had wanted to see this movie for a long time when i read the bio behind it and the cast involved. i was blown away by the fierce battle scenes, the different characters and amazing acting. charlie... Read more sheen was epic in his role as the new guy, who dropped out of college and left his rich well bred life in the states to volunteer to fight for his country, what he did not expect was the horror that was to come, and this was between his fellow soldiers where battle lines were drawn, and death was rampant. The saddest scenes are extremely emotional and the acting by willem dafoe was oscar worthy.
A very highly recommended film and worth the awards it received.
If anything this movie Made me think of how pointless and horrible the war in Vietnam truly was
I've seen this movie a long time ago buts its worth watching it over and over. This movie is best. Lots of action and battle scenes...Recommended to watch.
A good war movies - shows both sides of the War. Americans were not always the good guys.
Classic war movie, great for testing the home theatre. Shows the good and bad within the so called "Good Guys". Quite surprised this was made in America really.
Raw and edgy, this Vietnam movie by Oliver Stone stars Charlie Sheen as a young idealistic foot soldier turned brutal by the war. The sub-plot follows internal conflict in the Platoon as they fight... Read more each other as well as the enemy. War special effects are about what you'd expect from a mid-80's movie but the realism was definitely years ahead of its time.