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

Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

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September 19, 2016
...a tale of American masculinity undone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2012
Not counting his iconic themes for such blockbusters as Star Wars and Jaws, this might feature John Williams' best music score to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 4, 2012
An exceptional feature on every level of execution, also displaying a rare sensitivity to Stone that he would spend the rest of his career trying to bury in violence and experimentation.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 2, 2011
Unflinching story of Vietnam vet turned activist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2008
Cruise's impassioned performance as Kovic is an impressive accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2008
Not the sort of movie you actually enjoy, but its thought-provoking subject matter and haunting images are not easily forgotten.
September 5, 2008
A great performance by Cruise
| Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2008
Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.
February 13, 2008
Though departing from the source material, Ron Kovic's stirring chronicle of his Vietnam experience, this film is a good companion piece to Oliver Stone's Oscar-winner Platoon, showcasing star Tom Cruise in one of his most dramatic performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon.
March 13, 2006
Stone does populist anti-war with a passion.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 28, 2005
Made when Oliver Stone still had cred and Cruise wasn't a laughing stock. A fine movie.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Born on the Fourth of July is...the most ambitious nondocumentary film yet made about the entire Vietnam experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
May 3, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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