Pauline kael reviews oliver stone's platoon published in the new yorker, january 12, 1987. Platoon review so, it is quite an accomplishment on the part of director oliver stone that platoon stands out as a film of great merit it's gritty, dirty, honest, unrelenting, and (most stone based platoon on his own experiences in vietnam, and it only appropriate that his character, taylor, be the observer whenever taylor. Check out the exclusive tvguidecom movie review and see our movie rating for platoon. Stone's vietnam film is a savage yet moving account of a 19-year-old's baptism under fire: clambering out of a transport plane, sheen is soon plunged into the b. I wasn't surprised at the amount of negative reviews for such an endearing game considering how popular it is to bash old games that people perceive as terrible depending on the era of gaming you're use to, platoon may seem like a broken mess of a game meant to cash in on a movie license while that.
The movie itself: our reviewer's take to really get at the heart of oliver stone's ' platoon,' one needs watch the film (from my point of view at least) from the mindset of a greek mythology, as if reading a disturbingly dark allegory on the tricky discussion of ethics vietnam, which at the time of the movie's. 'platoon' (r) by paul attanasio washington post staff writer january 16, 1987 platoon is a triumph for oliver stone, a film in which a visceral approach to violence, which has always set him apart, is balanced by classical symmetries and a kind of elegiac distance this is not the vietnam of op-ed writers, rabble- rousers or. In this essay on oliver stone's film platoon, reprinted below, cawley points out that the authors of nineteenth-century realist novels, writing in the era of the industrial revolution and triumphalist capitalism, sought to tell their readers what quotidian life and work was like to the extent that they achieved that,.
Platoon (united states, 1986) a movie review by james berardinelli since the end of the vietnam war in the early 1970s, numerous motion pictures have attempted, with varying degrees of success, to capture one or more aspects of the most contentious american conflict of the 20th century from this crop, three stand out. Platoon platoon details: 1986, usa, cert 18, 120 mins direction: oliver stone genre: action / drama summary: a 19 year-old is plunged into the bloody chaos of combat in the vietnam war when his sergeant orders a massacre of villagers with: charlie sheen, forest whitaker, john c mcginley, tom berenger and. Movie review / 20 sep 2000 by ign staff the first casualty of war is innocence - platoon tagline oliver stone went from being a well known screenwriter and moderately known director to being one of the biggest names in hollywood when platoon was unleashed on an audience not burdened with vietnam films.
[on april 3, 2002, a college student going by the name pip sent me an email criticizing my rather negative review of oliver stone's 1986 movie, platoon (my review is posted at: ) here is my response to pip, which incorporates his entire email —scott h] hi pip. Nothing that oliver stone has done before - including ''midnight express,'' for which he wrote the screenplay, and ''salvador,'' which he wrote and directed - is preparation for the singular achievement of his latest film, ''platoon,'' which is possibly the best work of any kind about the vietnam war since. Our fascination with war movies springs from the perennial question: what is it like and other questions follow: what is it like to be in combat to know that you may be killed at any moment to kill other human beings to lie under harrowing conditions to test one's skills and to be tested with platoon, writer and director.
Platoon movie review & showtimes: find details of platoon along with its showtimes, movie review, trailer, teaser, full video songs, showtimes and cast charlie sheen, tom berenger, willem dafoe are playing lead roles in platoon. Of the many things that oliver stone's platoon has been justly heralded for over the years, accuracy of environment has always been the facet that has distinguished it, not only in the canon of films depicting vietnam, but in mr stone's oeuvre this is not only to call attention to how well stone, along with.
It was francois truffaut who said that it's not possible to make an anti-war movie, because all war movies, with their energy and sense of adventure, end up making combat look like fun if truffaut had lived to see platoon, the best film of 1986, he might have wanted to modify his opinion here is a movie. Based on the star-studded vietnam war epic of the same name, platoon for the nes was released two years after the hit film saw a widespread us theater release bearing a tenuous connection to the events in the movie, platoon makes a heroic effort to innovate on the trite and stale ideas that had, by 1988, pervaded the. Read the empire review of platoon find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.
Platoon mercilessly intense movie that captures the horrors and moral ambiguity of the vietnam war. Reviews counted: 62 fresh: 55 rotten: 7 critics consensus: informed by director oliver stone's personal experiences in vietnam, platoon forgoes easy sermonizing in favor of a harrowing, ground-level view of war, bolstered by no- holds-barred performances from charlie sheen and willem dafoe 83. Platoon 25th anniversary edition blu-ray review charlie sheen, willem dafoe, tom berenger star in the 1986 war movie platoon. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for platoon leader: a memoir of command in combat at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.