Born on the Fourth of July - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Tom Cruise proves he's more than a chiseled face in Stone's anti-war epic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Richard Natale
January 28, 2002
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.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
Oliver Stone (Best Director Oscar) directs this film about individuals whose traditional patriotism is ambushed by the Vietnam War and reborn in political protest.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Nothing Cruise has done will prepare you for what he does in Born on the Fourth of July.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
May 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
December 20, 1989
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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