Born on the Fourth of July
Drama • R • 1989 • 2 hr 25 min
Tom Cruise really shows off his acting talents in this harrowing and shocking depiction of Ron Kovic’s experiences after the Vietnam war
One of maybe three films that remind you both how great Tom Cruise and Oliver Stone can be at their best. Fantastic and heart-breaking.
Tom Cruise’s best performance of the 80s
Confronting Oliver Stone movie and one of the great dramatic performances of Cruise.
Great movie based on an autobiography. It’s an interesting emotional rollercoaster. Highly recommend. Tom Cruise was great
This gets pretty dark but it’s about the after effects of war so I wouldn’t expect anything different.
True story, gung ho American learns Vietnam war is B.S. gets shot, becomes antiwar activist. Worth seeing for Willem Dafoe as crazed vet.
America taking a long hard look at itself
Flawed but powerful anti-war film. Shows effectively how society brainwashed a generation of young men and how much damage it did to them.
A hard hitting look on the post Vietnam War and the influence of it on the war's veterans
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