Full Metal Jacket

Dir: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio
116mins   1987   USA   15   English   

Digitally restored, with live introduction by Robert Senior

Part of our four-part film series Heart of Madness: Vietnam Fifty Years On. A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanising effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits; from their brutal boot camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman, to bloody street fighting in Nam. It features all of Kubricks’s acclaimed technical brilliance and storytelling skill. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers.

'While its message is simple - innocent young Americans are taught to be machine-like killers - its technique is extraordinary' - Adrian Turner, Radio Times




Tue 17 July