Characters stuck in Vietnam war hell. Awesome. Realistic, but not boring.
almost 5 years
Stone at his best. Powerful and affecting.
over 5 years
Visceral infantryman experience but doesn't go too deeply into the Vietnam war.
As shocking as it is moving. Lest we forget.
almost 7 years
An engaging and awesome film, despite a slightly cliche anti-war message.
A well-done story of one man's experience of the Vietnam war. Hard to watch yet keeps you.
One of Stone's best. Love the ongoing battle between Dafoe and Berenger.
almost 8 years
A fine film by most standards but I've seen much more engaging war films
More accessible than Apocalypse Now, but not a worse film by any means. A classic.
Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and stars Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first of Stone's Vietnam War trilogy, followed by 1989's Born on the Fourth of July and 1993's Heaven & Earth.
Stone wrote the story based upon his experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam to counter the vision of the war portrayed in John Wayne's The Green Berets. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1986. In 2007, the American Film Institute placed Platoon at #83 in their "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies" poll. British television channel Channel 4 voted Platoon as the 6th greatest war film ever made, behind Full Metal Jacket and ahead of A Bridge Too Far.
In late 1967, young Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) has abandoned college for combat duty in Vietnam. Taylor and several other replacements have been assigned to Bravo Company, near the Cambodian border. Worn down by the exhausting heat and poor living conditions, his enthusiasm for...