Platoon The tribute disc Platoon 's producers say that director Oliver Stone had to down the better part of a bottle of tequila before he could… Platoon The tribute disc Platoon 's producers say that director Oliver Stone had to down the better part of a bottle of tequila before he could…
Laserdisc Review

Platoon (2001)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Jun 05, 2001; DVD Release Date: Jun 05, 2001; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, War; With: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen; Distributor: MGM

The tribute disc Platoon's producers say that director Oliver Stone had to down the better part of a bottle of tequila before he could deliver his commentary track. No wonder. Stone's dramatization of his own Nam tour of duty remains as painful as shrapnel. Interviews with the cast, including Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger, and Forest Whitaker, reveal that in the name of authenticity, Stone and military adviser Dale Dye made the shoot a mix of therapy for themselves and ritual abuse for the actors. Riveting stuff, and as infinitely sad as a night spent reading Robert McNamara. A-

Originally posted May 26, 1995 Published in issue #276 May 26, 1995 Order article reprints
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