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Born on the Fourth of July

1989 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

BiographyDramaWar

  • Jini Score
    79%
  • Critics Score
    78%
  • Rating
    7.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 161 Million
  • Jini Score
    79%
  • Critics Score
    78%
  • Rating
    7.2/10
  • Box Office
    $ 161 Million
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for. Written by Murray Chapman Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American English-language Biography Drama motion picture featuring Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe and Claude Whitscell. The movie is inspired from Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic. Ixtlan Productions was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone. The movie is directed by Oliver Stone. Universal Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Born on the Fourth of July was released on 5th January 1990 and takes a screen time of 145 minutes. The Film was successful at box office. Born on the Fourth of July was made on a budget of $17 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $161 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic. Cinematography was done by Robert Richardson and editing by Joe Hutshing and David Brenner. The music was composed by John Williams.

Born on the Fourth of July Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.5/5

90%

Positive Review Rating : 81%

81%
  • Time Out

    A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon. ( Read More )
  • Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean cut eager teen to impassioned long haired activist, is stunning. ( Read More )
  • Blu Ray

    In a career already stacked with superlative scores and unforgettable themes, Williams delivers faultless work here. ( Read More )
  • E Film Critic

    If this is a four star film, you can rest assured that three of those stars come from the balls out bravura of Tom Cruise in the lead role. ( Read More )
  • Lariat

    Instead, we see explosions and angst, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. ( Read More )
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Awards for Born on the Fourth of July
  • Academy Awards, USA
    0 WON
    14 NOMINATIONS
  • Golden Globes, USA
    0 WON
    6 NOMINATIONS
  • BAFTA Awards
    0 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Berlin International Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Directors Guild of America, USA
    0 WON
    5 NOMINATIONS
  • 20/20 Awards
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • David di Donatello Awards
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    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Writers Guild of America, USA
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
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    2 NOMINATIONS
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards
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    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Casting Society of America, USA
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • American Cinema Editors, USA
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • MTV Video Music Awards (VMA)
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • American Society of Cinematographers, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Political Film Society, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Jupiter Award
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • National Board of Review, USA
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • BMI Film & TV Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS