Whilst its running length may annoy some, "The Deer Hunter" and Michael Cimino provides viewers with the most gut-wrenching and harrowing examination of the Vietnam War, and most importantly its affects on the lives of individuals.
Set across many years, the film is split into v...
One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Coming Home), Michael Cimino's epic second feature The Deer Hunter was both renowned for its tough portrayal... read more
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release Date: December 8, 1978
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
Stats: 6,630 reviews
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August 1, 2012
July 19, 2012
The Deer Hunter, could sometimes, present boring scenes, but the tension in this dramatic film, with a great Michael Cimino's direction, original story and unforgettable actings, make this war drama, one of the best movies about the Vietnam war.
July 12, 2012
Michael Cimino's Vietnam classic is a bit overlong and a bit under-stuffed, but no one can deny the power of this classic. The acting is generally good, but the true terror of the Russian Roulette scenes are vivid and shocking. Not merely a story about a war, but a story about pe...
May 13, 2012
A sprawling epic of three hours, 'The Deer Hunter' is a striking, moving film. It focuses on a group of working class men who live in Clairton, Pennsylvania; which whilst is an industrial town, is a pretty and tranquil part of the world. However, this is strictly the film's depic...
April 15, 2012
Its running time versus its story are conflicting but in the end provides a strong portrayal of the Vietnam War.
November 12, 2011
Beyond amazing. Robert De Niro was amazing as usual. This movie showed you that you can go from having the time of your life to having shit. How the war can mess you up, forget who you are, and who your friends are. A young Meryl Streep in this movie. Meryl was excellent, as she ...
October 21, 2011fb1664868775
Amazing film. Top 5 all-time for sure. Amazing performances and how the vibe of the film changes is incredible. It's like 3 or 4 films in one. On first view ofcourse the POW camp scenes are the most memorable but on repeat viewings the beginning of the film (going away party, etc...
September 22, 2011
Three captured American GIs held prisoner in Vietnam are forced to play against one another in a bloody game of Russian roulette. Under duress, one of them puts a gun to his head, nervously pulls the trigger, and hears only the click of an empty chamber.
This harrowing scene fro...
July 6, 2011
Well, to be perfectly honest, this isn't one of the greatest films ever made. However, I can see why some might feel that way. There are some absolutely amazing performances and some great themes running through it that get right into you. Unfortunately, all of that is hampered b...
May 30, 2011
Drinking and gambling buddies from small town working class America go overseas and interact with Vietnamese drinking and gambling buddies and are quite a bit shocked by the difference between them. The Russian roulette scene with DeNiro and Walken dead in the middle of the film...
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