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Born on the Fourth of July

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In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. Coming from the Vietnam war, paralyzed Ron becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
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September 19, 2016

...a tale of American masculinity undone.
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New York Times

May 20, 2003

Born on the Fourth of July is...the most ambitious nondocumentary film yet made about the entire Vietnam experience.
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Rolling Stone

May 12, 2001

Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength.
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Variety
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June 06, 2008

Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.
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Washington Post
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January 01, 2000

This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.
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Common Sense Media

January 02, 2011

Unflinching story of Vietnam vet turned activist.
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TV Guide
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December 21, 2008

Cruise's impassioned performance as Kovic is an impressive accomplishment.
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BrianOrndorf.com
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July 04, 2012

An exceptional feature on every level of execution, also displaying a rare sensitivity to Stone that he would spend the rest of his career trying to bury in violence and experimentation.
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Creative Loafing
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August 08, 2012

Not counting his iconic themes for such blockbusters as Star Wars and Jaws, this might feature John Williams' best music score to date.
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Film4
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December 21, 2008

Not the sort of movie you actually enjoy, but its thought-provoking subject matter and haunting images are not easily forgotten.
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Time Out
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June 24, 2006

A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon.
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Washington Post
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January 01, 2000

Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.
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