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

Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
June 6, 2008
Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
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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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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.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 20, 1989
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4