By simply having mentioned Born on the Fourth of July you reminded me why I so hated the young Tom Cruise. That wasn't all his fault of course. With Oliver Stone having directed, and Ron Kovic, having written the memoir upon which the film is based, it's not surprising that it didn't appeal to me. Based on the one time I saw it, a long time ago, I gave Born on the fourth of July 4 Stars out of 10 and thought that was generous. Oh, did I say, I hate, hate hated it?
As noted in earlier posts here and elsewhere, I have come around to the position that Cruise is a fine actor but my assessment is despite, not because of his appearance in Born on the Fourth of July.