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This epic look at the Vietnam War and its effects told through the lives of a tight knit group of friends from a Pennsylvania town was... Read More
This epic look at the Vietnam War and its effects told through the lives of a tight knit group of friends from a Pennsylvania town was Michael Cimino's second film and established him in the pantheon of American directors. Complex and emotionally raw performances from Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep earned each an Academy Award nomination, and Christopher Walken's portrayal of Nick, who survives capture but is unable to escape its trauma, is a tour de force that earned him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. With a keen eye for nuance and a carefully structured script, Cimino interweaves the rituals great and small that make up the lives of his characters, creating a poignant sense of what remained constant and what was forever changed by their experience of the war. Minimize
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36 Reviews from Epinions.com
Apr 8, 2009
Sentimentality As High Art
Pros: The acting, the script, the wedding, the Russian roulette
Cons: Transitions can be confusing
"The Deer Hunter" is an indispensible addition to the library of anyone who loves war movies as well as being a glimpse into a now-lost period of American industrial dominance. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 5, 2002
The Physical and Mental Effects of Excessive Russian Roulette: Michael Cimino's THE DEER HUNTER
Pros: Intense, violent character study as good as you've ever seen
Cons: Probably not to some viewers's taste
I would argue this is the best movie made about the Vietnam war because it graphically illustrates the toll war takes on the body, mind, and spirit. An spectacular film. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 29, 2004
A study in the affects of war
Pros: fantastic character study of the affect of war on three friends and their community
Cons: gritty and a bit gory
A character study, rather than an action movie, great depth but dont expect Platoon. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 9, 2002
"His face as he fell"
Pros: The dawn of the real "horror of war" film
Cons: The substandard clones that came after.
War is more than the fight and the kill, something everyone should learn one day- wish it could just be from watching this movie. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 17, 2000
Just one shot...........
Pros: Marvelous casting, incredible acting, Cimino's best directing
Cons: It leaves you feeling exhausted Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 25, 2005
Review for "The Deer Hunter"
Pros: This is one of the true classics of all time
Cons: A bit outdated at times, just a bit
Deer Hunter is one of the all-time classic movies, one of Robert DeNiro's best. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 20, 2003
Robert DeNiro and Christopher Walken at there best.
Pros: A gripping tale of war, before and during and after.
Cons: Very long.
Go get this movie. This is not only the history of our country but of our way of life. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 22, 1999
A mesmerizing epic about shattered innocence and lost faith.
Pros: An emotionally powerful film with exceptional performances.
Cons: It may not be appreciated by everybody... Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 13, 1999
Mythical elements in The Deerhunter
Pros: Great Movie
Cons: none Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 20, 2000
Deer Hunter- Not About The Venison
Pros: Great plot and characters, intense all the way through.
Cons: Very long, and full of jerky plot changes that I personally enjoyed but may turn off some viewers. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 5, 2000
THE DEER HUNTER CLASSIC!
Pros: AMAZING FILM
Cons: VERY LONG Read More at Epinions.com