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2,429 Ratings


Directed by Oliver Stone
United States, 1986
Action, War, Drama


Chris Taylor, a neophyte recruit in Vietnam, finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict.

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Platoon Directed by Oliver Stone

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1987 | Winner: Best Director


Academy Awards

1987 | 4 wins including: Best Picture

1987 | 4 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

National Film Preservation Board

2019 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

I was skeptical that any movie could encapsulate the experience of that war… I knew the failings of most previous films about Vietnam were due in part to the filmmakers guessing what the war was like instead of knowing from experience… As far as I can tell, Stone got everything right. The opening scene… was more dramatic than my own arrival in Vietnam, but it expressed a fear that gripped all of us, I think, at the beginnings of our first tours.
November 04, 2016
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The problem with Stone, who makes a great show of truth-telling, is that he gets too close to tell the truth — too close, that is, to his audience and his camera subjects, not to his ostensible themes. Regrettably and paradoxically, in the case of Platoon — the best film he has worked on to date, and in some ways the least deceitful Hollywood movie about Vietnam made so far by anyone — this principle is fully and decisively in force.
January 01, 1987
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