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AN OLIVER STONE TRIUMPH!,
This review is from: Born on the Fourth of July (Special Edition) (DVD)
Oliver Stone is one of the most interesting directors of all time and this movie is definitely in his best top 5. Tom Cruise's portrayl of Ron Kovic is chilling to say the least. Anyone who is a fan of "The Deer Hunter," "Apocalypse Now," or Stone's "Platoon," will really enjoy this film. When I think of Vietnam themed movies, this one is on the top of my list. The movie I think it resembles most is "Coming Home," with Jon Voight, but I enjoyed this movie a lot more. It's not amazing that this controversial movie became so liked when it was first released at the box office. If you want to see one of the best directors and Tom Cruise's best work, this movie is for you. It didn't make the AFI 100 greatest movies probably because of "Platoon's" entry. Oliver Stone deserved his best director academy award for this terrific movie. I think this is definitely one of the top 5 greatest films of the 1980's.