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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28

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Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 100
    Nothing Cruise has done will prepare you for what he does in Born on the Fourth of July. His performance is so good that the movie lives through it. Stone is able to make his statement with Cruise's face and voice and doesn't need to put everything into the dialogue.
  2. Reviewed by: Barry Mcllhenney
    100
    Some will find it overly long, but with such a pivotal performance by Cruise and a veritable platoon of Hollywood elite supporting, who can begrudge a bit more screen time?
  3. 100
    But Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength. Together they do more than show what happened to Kovic. Their fervent, consistently gripping film shows why it still urgently matters.