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MGeo's rating of the film Born on the Fourth of July

I generally hate Oliver Stone with a passion, but I was stunned at how much I liked this movie. Other than Magnolia, I don't think there is a movie where Tom Cruise has been more open, vulnerable, and convincing than this. By that I mean, in everything I've seen Cruise in, I'm usually aware that he his playing the role. In this role, Cruise is invisible and I just see the character. Very powerful, stirring film.