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Jarhead [WS] [Blu-ray] [2005]

  • SKU: 9071675
  • Release Date: 11/25/2008
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 27)

    Special Features


    • Feature commentary with director Sam Mendes
    • Feature commentary with screenwriter Wiiliam Broyles, Jr. and author Anthony Swofford

    Synopsis


    Jarhead
    A young man gets a crash course in the madness of war in this fact-based drama from director Sam Mendes. Anthony "Swoff" Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) decides to join the Marines, just like his father and his father before him, and signs on just in time to be sent to Iraq to fight in the Gulf War in 1991. After experiencing the rigors of boot camp, Swofford and his pal Troy (Peter Sarsgaard) are trained to be snipers, and under the leadership of Sgt. Sykes (Jamie Foxx) and Lt. Col. Kazinski (Chris Cooper), the two land in the middle of a desert where they're up against an enemy they can't always see under a blazing sun with hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Swofford, Troy, and their fellow soldiers rely on the wits, their sense of humor, and their friendship of their brothers in arms to deal with a situation that doesn't much resemble what they saw on television at home. Jarhead was based on the memoirs of the real-life Anthony Swofford, who did serve as a sniper in the 1991 Gulf War; the title comes from military slang for a Marine enlistee. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jake Gyllenhaal
      Jake Gyllenhaal - Anthony "Swoff" Swofford
    • Peter Sarsgaard
      Peter Sarsgaard - Allen Troy
    • Lucas Black
      Lucas Black - Chris Kruger
    • Brian Geraghty
      Brian Geraghty - Fergus O'Donnell
    • Jacob Vargas
      Jacob Vargas - Cortez



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good film. Speaks for itself. Minimum grade B.

      Posted
      johnnyq21
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      A wonderful cast, a world renowned director, yet this isn't the best war movie ever made, but it wasn't really supposed to be. I love war film depictions and portrayals, and if you're looking for an all out war blood film, this isn't it. It's more about the group itself juggling the battles and pressures of the Gulf war, so that is a really cool concept. There's coping, struggling, and dialogue, and no war movies really show that side of it. And no better than Sam Mendes (American Beauty) to do that. Other recommendations: The Kingdom, Three Kings, Brothers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Heavy drama without that much action

      Posted
      Layz

      I recommend this movie anyone that wants to sign up for the military, because the movie starts from when you sign up to after a war what happens to most of military guys when they get home. It shows how good it is being in the military but once you get out the same you fought for will turn their back on you

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watched in one sitting!

      Posted
      HPGREAT
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      Usually, I watch these movies at home in 3 or 4 sittings. But this one was so attention-grabbing that I saw it through to the end. It is very good!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awsome War Movie

      Posted
      TJrAvA

      This movie is jammed pack with alot of what the military is about. Probably one of my favorite war movies of all time. This movie has it all from humor to action to discipline!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      original

      Posted
      ldfarris
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      Great, original concept for a war movie. You must love war movies though, or you will likely be turned off by the sometimes gratuitous violence. I enjoyed it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I enjoyed it

      Posted
      MAW514
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      I loved this movie. It allowed you to experience every emotion. Some scenes mad you want to cry, laugh, yell, angry etc. I definitely would recommend this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a great movie for military fans

      Posted
      Antizote
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      This movie is one of my favorites. Jamie foxx is great, overall a great story. Definitely belongs in everyone's collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie-Funny too

      Posted
      Ronin
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      I picked this up and think it's great. The movie doesn't stop, a little bit of history & humor....Jamie Foxx did great in this one!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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