I need to admit that I’m fairly behind on war-movies as they are my least favorite genre. I’m yet to see The thin red line and The Deerhunter, but I’ve seen Platoon, and it belongs to those few war-movies that I enjoyed. Although, nothing came close to Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, and I doubt that any movie will. That and Band of Brothers is the absolute top-notch for me when it comes to war movies.
I’m not sure if I’d say that this is Stone’s best picture, but that may be because of my preference to his other non-war related films. It’s certainly a classic and seemed rawer and more genuine than any other feature on the Vietnam War.