Born on the Fourth of July Reviews

June 6, 2008
Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon.
May 20, 2003
Born on the Fourth of July is...the most ambitious nondocumentary film yet made about the entire Vietnam experience.
May 12, 2001
Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength.
January 1, 2000
This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.
January 1, 2000
Nothing Cruise has done will prepare you for what he does in Born on the Fourth of July.
January 1, 2000
Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.
December 20, 1989