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Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.
March 16, 2003
This is a sad case of a film with high and noble intentions that features great dramatic performances, but it ends up being a superficial epic, diluted, limited, and strangely unmoving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.
October 3, 2004
I'll give Stone credit for capturing the craziness of Kovic's life, but he fails to give a human face to his free fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 2, 2011
Unflinching story of Vietnam vet turned activist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
December 20, 1989
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 3, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
July 26, 2002
Tom Cruise proves he's more than a chiseled face in Stone's anti-war epic.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
Hey...Cruise can act!
| Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2008
A great performance by Cruise
| Original Score: 3/5
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
March 13, 2006
Stone does populist anti-war with a passion.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2008
Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2003
A forceful and admirably heartfelt performance by Tom Cruise galvanizes this picture, which should be more powerful than it is considering the darkness and fullness of the emotions at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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