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½ October 26, 2016
When I die
bury me
upside down
so the world
can KISS my ASS
½ October 25, 2016
Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, and Tom Berenger all give Oscar worthy performances. Directed by Oliver Stone, this is probably his greatest work. The story is realistic, tense, and unforgettable. The only complaint I have are minor pacing issues.
October 17, 2016
The opposite of Apocalypse Now, but both complement each other. Both should be seen to get a full Vietnam War picture.
½ October 12, 2016
Very sad, but extremely powerful! You have not seen a true representation of horror, until you've watched this masterpiece of war!
½ October 1, 2016
These Vietnam War movies can never seem to do much wrong and Platoon is no exception. Taking a much bloodier and uglier path to get its point across than others of its genre, it boastfully succeeds at showing the horrors of war, while only somewhat getting carried away with itself.
September 16, 2016
A really dark disturbing Vietnam film that centers on a young soldier who is thrown into a personal hell that is the Vietnam war.
It shows what he goes through and the absolute Hell that Vietnam was.
Tom Berenger plays the Platoon leader and is really just a crazy SOB. The film shows the experiences a specific platoon goes through and the various personalities and how the coexist. The film isn't going to pick you up and lift you, but it is really powerful stuff.
½ September 11, 2016
A very real peak into what went on when soldiers weren't fighting in Vietnam.
September 1, 2016
Greatest war movie in history hands down!!!
August 28, 2016
Total immersive experience, Oliver Stone at his finest. Hard to imagine that a movie with Charlie Sheen in the lead role could be this good. Doesn't hurt to have 2 academy award nominated supporting actors (Berenger, Dafoe). Amazed and depressed at the same time after watching this.
August 28, 2016
Great movie made by a war vet.
½ August 18, 2016
"War is Hell"and 'Platoon' lets you know that without reservations. This is a gripping, insightful portrayal of the Vietnam War with mostly realisitic performances and frightening war scenes. My only nitpick: some crucial moments could have been acted better by a couple actors, namely Charlie Sheen.
½ August 12, 2016
Real, gritty and well-captured picture of the Vietnam War in all its entirety. Any war movies relies heavily on the sincerity of its soldiers, and in this case the cast is compelling, embodying the humanity and damage that was evident in so many affected by the terrible war.
½ July 30, 2016
Really gripping film and great acting, The battle scenes were very dark and done very well.
½ July 22, 2016
Unmissable war drama. Platoon captures the inglorious truth of the Vietnam War with a perfect cast to tell the story.
Super Reviewer
July 18, 2016
With masterful performances and cinematography, Platoon is probably the best Vietnam war movie ever made. An absolute masterpiece.
½ July 17, 2016
Not just a great war movie, it's a great movie period. The last third of the movie stands out especially. Two thumbs up.
July 11, 2016
Solid Vietnam war film. Great cast.
July 6, 2016
Nothing against Full Metal Jacket or Apocalypse Now (they're great Nam' movies) but THIS is THE definitive Vietnam film experience, really makes you feel like you're there, which is fitting as this is the first in Stone's 'Vietnam' Trilogy.
July 4, 2016
Platoon (1986) C-120m. ??? 1/2 D: Oliver Stone. Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Depp.

Stone won well-deserved Oscar for his unconventional Vietnam war study, which is a triumph of capturing soldiers reactions under fire and showing the ultimate Hell on earth. Based on director Stone's actual experiences during the front lines, this gives the viewer an unforgettable insight on the horrifying bloodshed known as the battlefield. Film's harrowing war sequences are a hammer blow to the head; a must-see. Only flaw: the main character-played by Sheen-has motives which are hard to relate to, leaving this otherwise excellent film in a certain degree of aloofness. Outstanding Cinematography by Robert Richardson, and Music by Georges Delerue. Also won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Editing, and Sound.
½ July 1, 2016
Oliver Stone's harrowing masterpiece sets the standard for war movies, boasting a realistic and unrelenting grip from the writer-director and strong performances from Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe.
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