Born on the Fourth of July1989

Critics score:
90 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times:Born on the Fourth of July is...the most ambitious nondocumentary film yet made about the entire Vietnam experience.Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews:Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:Nothing Cruise has done will prepare you for what he does in Born on the Fourth of July.Read more

Time Out:A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon.Read more

Variety Staff, Variety:Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post:This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post:Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.Read more