• R, 2 hr. 24 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Oliver Stone
    In Theaters:
    Dec 20, 1989 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 28, 1998
  • Universal Pictures

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Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

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Richard Natale
Movieline

As deeply felt as Platoon, as graphic and unrelenting as Salvador, but it's less manipulative than the former and more dramatically integrated than the latter, because Cruise anchors the movie.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 28, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Oliver Stone (Best Director Oscar) directs this film about individuals whose traditional patriotism is ambushed by the Vietnam War and reborn in political protest.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 15, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength.

May 12, 2001
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Whether or not you agree with its politics, and it's sure to spark some debate, there's no denying the film's power.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

If this is a four star film, you can rest assured that three of those stars come from the balls-out bravura of Tom Cruise in the lead role.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Nothing Cruise has done will prepare you for what he does in Born on the Fourth of July.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 11, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

March 6, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

February 8, 2004
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 5/5

October 3, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)

| Original Score: 4/5

May 3, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

| Original Score: 4/5

October 11, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

September 12, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 15, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 20, 1989
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