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Platoon (1986)


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4 out of 10 Classic anti-war film
Brian from Mayo, 01 Aug 2008
Oliver Stone won an Oscar for this film, which is based on his own experiences in Vietnam. The cast is excellent throughout, with Charlie Sheen as the new recruit, but Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe steal the show as the opposing sergeants. For a war film there is little gore, but the horrors of war are shown here to be as much psychological as physical. Well worth watching.
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4 out of 10 Stone on fire
Philip from Dublin, 03 May 2010
This is a terrific film from Oliver Stone, although it is showing its age a little. It follows a group of soldiers through a tour of duty in Vietnam. As usual, it suffers the usual problem of US films depicting the Vietnamese as shadows in the background, not real people. But it is gripping and powerful, well worth watching.
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2.5 out of 10 Platoon
BRYAN from Meath, 09 Jan 2008
Based around vietnam war and Chris(Charlie Sheen), as he tells his story through letters to his grandmother. Platoon does a excellent job recreating the blood, sweat, and tears of modern warfare. Excellent cast.
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4 out of 10 Platoon
Abdullah from Dublin, 09 Oct 2007
All time classic war film depicting the horrors of war and the trauma soldiers face on the battlefield. Superb cast makes this a must see.
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5 out of 10 Classic, Fantastic Viet Nam War Flick!
V. Jane from Kerry, 28 Mar 2014
This is one of those movies like Good Morning Viet Nam and Apocolypse Now that will be timeless and always watchable. Excellent film!
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In PLATOON, Oliver Stone uses his experience as an infantryman in Vietnam to convey the immediacy of guerrilla warfare: the brutal heat of the jungle, the brushes with such wildlife as snakes and leeches, and, most powerfully, the presence of the unseen enemy. Charlie Sheen stars as Chris, a raw recruit, or "new meat," who serves as the film's narrator. At first he wilts under the rigorous conditions of jungle life, freezes up in a firefight, and wonders whether he'll be...

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