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NOTHING that Oliver Stone has done before - including ''Midnight Express,'' for which he wrote the screenplay, and ''Salvador,'' which he wrote and directed - is preparation for the singular achievement of his latest film, ''Platoon,'' which is possibly the best work of any kind about the Vietnam War since Michael Herr's vigorous and hallucinatory book ''Dispatches.

For that matter, ''Platoon,'' opening today at Loews New York Twin and Astor Plaza, is not like any other Vietnam film that's yet been made -certainly not like those revisionist comic strips ''Rambo'' and ''Missing in Action.

Much like Mr. Herr's ''Dispatches,'' this vivid, terse, exceptionally moving new film deals with the immediate experience of the fighting - that is, with the life of the infantryman, endured at ground level, in heat and muck, with fatigue and ants and with fear as a constant, even during the druggy hours back in the comparative safety of the base. Life becomes very simple in such circumstances: ''we'' are ''grunts'' and ''they'' are ''gooks.

However, since the announced enemy remains invisible most of the time or, when visible, without particular character, an entire hierarchy of other, more comprehensible enemies emerges from the ranks of one's comrades. Sanity is not a state of mind but a pair of dry socks. Objectives don't have names. They're numbered coordinates, drawn on a very small map from which the rest of the world has vanished. Stone, himself a Vietnam vet, observes the war through the short focus of a single infantry platoon, fighting somewhere near the Cambodian border in It's meant as praise to say the film appears to express itself with the same sort of economy that used to be employed in old, studio-made action movies -B-pictures in which characters are largely defined through what they do rather than what they say.

That's only the impression, since the grunts in ''Platoon'' do talk quite a lot, though for the most part, they don't get too literary, nor do they explain too much. They are so exceedingly ordinary that they sometimes jump off the screen as if they were the originals for all the cliched types that have accumulated in all earlier war movies. There's the fellow who says with cheerful reason that, if you're going to get killed in Vietnam, it's better to get killed in the first couple of weeks.

Otherwise, you just waste time worrying about it. There's also the young, out-of-his-depth officer who does the best he can to talk his men's language but, when he leaves their recreation hut, must say, as if exiting from the frat house, ''I gotta run. I'll catch you guys later. At the center of the film is Chris Taylor, a new arrival who dropped out of college to enlist, a fact that strikes the rest of the platoon as profoundly comically irrational.

Chris, beautifully played by Charlie Sheen, is about as close as ''Platoon'' ever gets to a literary mouthpiece - he writes letters home to his grandmother, which we hear on the soundtrack, and in which he always - politely -sends regards to his mother and father. Chris is idealized but without sentimentality. Part of him remains unknown and private, at least until the final minutes of the film, when Mr. Stone unfortunately feels called upon to have Chris say what has been far more effectively left unsaid.

The platoon's most important figures are two NCO's, each an exhausted, self-aware veteran of earlier Vietnam tours: the facially scarred Sergeant Barnes Tom Berenger , who has somehow become committed to the war, which is all he has left, and Sergeant Elias Willem Dafoe , whom the war has made as eerily gentle as Barnes is brutal. The two men, longtime friends, loathe each other.

Throughout the action of the film, the sergeants are fighting their own war for the loyalty of the men. It's a measure of how well both roles are written and played that one comes to understand even the astonishing cruelty of Barnes and the almost saintly goodness of Elias.

Each has gone over the edge. Another measure of the film is the successful way Mr. Stone has managed to create narrative order in a film that, at heart, is a dramatization of mental, physical and moral chaos. Yet the tension builds and never lets up until the anti-climactic final moments. Somewhere in the second half of the film, there's a sequence of astonishing, harrowing impact that sort of ambles into a contemplation of how a My Lai massacre could have happened.

It's not easy to sit through, not only because it's grisly but also because, all things considered, it's so inevitable. Stone's control over his own screenplay is such that ''Platoon'' seems to slide into and out of crucial scenes without ever losing its distant cool.

He doesn't telegraph emotions, nor does he stomp on them. The movie is a succession of found moments. It's less like a work that's been written than one that has been discovered, though, as we all probably know, screenplays aren't delivered by storks. This one is a major piece of work, as full of passion as it is of redeeming, scary irony.

The members of the supporting cast are no less fine than the principal players, and no less effective, often, for being almost anonymous. Two particular standouts are Kevin Dillon, Matt's younger brother, who has the flashy role of a certifiable, homicidal maniac with a baby face, and Keith David, who plays Mr.

Sheen's best friend, a black soldier who may be the only sane man in the platoon. Running time: minutes. This film is rated R. Sergeant Barnes Tom Berenger; Sergeant Elias Willem Dafoe; Chris Charlie Sheen; Big Harold Forest Whitaker; Rhah Francesco Quinn; Sergeant O'Neill John C. McGinley; Sal Richard Edson; Bunny Kevin Dillon; Junior Reggie Johnson; King Keith David.

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Adventure Drama. Oliver Stone's autobiographical Vietnam War film stars Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor, a neophyte soldier who finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good Willem Dafoe and the other evil Tom Berenger. See all Audience reviews. Subscribe today.

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Taylor surmises that Barnes was responsible for mortally wounding Elias. The following morning, the ground is littered with corpses, both American and Vietnamese. Ben Yagoda. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Hollywood has to simplify everything according to set formulae.

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As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. Matthew Westfall as Terrified Soldier. Chicago Tribune.

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Postby Shakaran В» 15.04.2020

Kathleen Carroll. Taylor regains consciousness the following morning, picks up an enemy rifle, and finds Barnes, who orders Taylor to call a medic. McGinley as Sgt. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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Elias Willem Dafoeanother good fighter, but a man who tries to escape from the reality through drugs. Richard Edson as Sal. The Flash: Season 6.

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