Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

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March 6, 2004
February 8, 2004
October 3, 2003
August 22, 2003
May 20, 2003
Born on the Fourth of July is...the most ambitious nondocumentary film yet made about the entire Vietnam experience.
May 3, 2003
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.
March 7, 2003
Typical jingoistic Stone bullroar, but professional.
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.
October 17, 2002
Signaled Oliver Stone's transition from iconic commentator to tremulous anarchist.
October 11, 2002
September 12, 2002
August 26, 2002
Sledgehammer Stone deals from a grotesquely stacked deck as usual
August 15, 2002
July 26, 2002
Hey...Cruise can act!
July 26, 2002
Tom Cruise proves he's more than a chiseled face in Stone's anti-war epic.
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.
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.
May 12, 2001
Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength.
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.
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