Jarhead [WS] [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7643696
  • Release Date: 03/07/2006
  • 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


  • Over 35 minutes of deleted scenes including more of Swoff's fantasy sequences
  • In-depth "Jarhead" interviews

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

4.1
86%
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

    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

    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

    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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