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Jake Gyllenhaal Jake Gyllenhaal
Anthony Swofford
Scott MacDonald Scott MacDonald
D.I. Fitch
Peter Sarsgaard Peter Sarsgaard
Alan Troy
Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
Staff Sgt. Sykes
Ming Lo Ming Lo
Bored Gunny
Lucas Black Lucas Black
Chris Kruger
Kevin Foster Kevin Foster
Branded Marine
Brian Geraghty Brian Geraghty
Fergus O'Donnell

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Lacking action, but an absorbing war drama

7 years, 4 months ago at May 19 12:59
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"The Bible says "Thou shalt not kill." But hear this: FUCK THAT SHIT!"

Jarhead is the newest directorial feature from much-admired UK-born director Sam Mendes (a man who has helmed a number of outstandingly successful movies including American Beauty and Road to Perdition): this is an absorbing film regarding the dramas of war. Mendes' intricately made film is set in the harsh deser... read more

Gave up half way through.

8 years, 4 months ago at May 20 15:11
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Okay, I admit, I got bored half way through this. It was grueling, de-humanising, switching between the terribly bad and the terribly boring experiences that the marines face. It's a testiment to the soilders and what they went through. This doesn't make it entertaining viewing, however.

The trouble is, I've already seen Full Metal Jacket. So what's new? Maybe the ending had so... read more


4 years, 1 month ago at Aug 31 12:18
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Sam Mendes has made a precious movie about the war in Iraq showing the side that nobody had curiosity to deepen and that had everything be tedious and boring. The film has an absurd psychological strength, makes us think of as human enough to extremes when it comes to war, how the values change significantly and the life that never makes it all erased. Great movie and worth seeing.
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Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are earger to fight but are forced to stay back from the action. Meanwhile Swofford gets news of his girlfriend is cheating on him.
Release date: 4 November 2005
War (45), Drama (35), 2005 (18), Gulf War (14), Military (13), Action (11), 2000s (10), Kuwait (10), Biography (9), Desert Storm (9), Middle East (8), (7), Platoon (6), Loss Of Friend (5), Drunk (4), Friendly Fire (4), Plane (4), Sniper (4), Book (4), Male Bonding (4)
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A Deep Study into Marines at War.

“This is one of my favorite war movies, oddly enough, it had no war, but it had everything you see in a war movie except the action, instead, it was a deep study into characters and it was written by a former marine, a movie that cuts the conventional Hollywood bullshit and show you the real side of 'war'.

Directed by Sam Mendes, the guy who brings suburban family movies that either hit or miss, this movie is very surprising coming from the same guy, it's a story about the marines in 'gulf war' or the 'Persian Gulf War', in which after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and was building up to attack Saudi Arabia, a coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States was formed against Iraq condemning it's invasion, so the U.S sends it's marines to the Iraqi Side of the Arabian D” read more

DuckNation posted a review 1 year, 8 months ago

“Jarhead is a decent war movie but it tries to force the psychological apsect of soldiers being in war down your throat to a point were the film gets boring. The movie has a likeable cast with Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard, Lucas Black, Evan Jones, Chris Cooper all of them did solid performances and if it wasnt for them acting well together this film would be completely unwatchable. There is little no action in the film which makes for a boring war movie becuase you need a nice flow of the psychological aspect of war and action to keep the viewer entertained like what "Apocalypse Now" and "Platoon" did. It seems for the most part that Sam Mendes's movies are average besides "American Beauty" at least thats what i think im sure others would disagree. This is not a war film id ” read more

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“Personally, I really loved ‘American Beauty’, it is one of my favorite movies of all time, and every time Sam Mendes comes up with a new movie, I hope it will be again that good but, honestly, except for ‘Revolutionary Road’ which was really good, they all end up being rather disappointing. This movie is a good example. I mean, I thought it was pretty good but it never fulfilled my high expectations. The basic stuff was all right, the subject was really interesting, the directing was solid and there was a very good cast (Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx) and they all delivered some pretty good performances. I think the issue was with the story. I mean, it was definitely interesting but still nothing really mind-blowing. Basically, back then, those soldiers were traine” read more

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