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The Deer Hunter Reviews

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December 13, 2006
A disgusting account of what the evil Vietnamese did to poor, innocent Americans stands at the center of this Oscar-laden weepie about macho buddies from a small industrial town.
November 22, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
May 28, 2003
Quite possibly the most overrated movie ever.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2004
A hollow movie that only play-acted at meaning; the sucker was us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2016
The performances are unforgettable, particularly by Christopher Walken as the dreamy, masochistic, Russian-looking Nick.
February 18, 2015
In trying to measure the devastating impact of Vietnam on the lives of three American soldiers, Cimino brings home the true horror of that senseless conflict in a way that the 6 O'Clock News never could.
January 26, 2006
This is probably one of the few great films of the Seventies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2014
Robert De Niro is, once again, explosive in this stunning Vietnam movie.
July 31, 2014
Impressively, Cimino manages to fluctuate involvingly between cynicism and compassion in what feels like a three hour cinematic ache.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2014
A powerful film made with impressive style, and one of the key films of the decade.
March 2, 2015
The movie won five Oscars and, if anything, improves with age.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
It is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2014
This multi-Oscar winner from Michael Cimino remains one of the finest and most controversial movies about the Vietnam War.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 8, 2007
Like an honorable soldier, Cazale gave everything he had for a cause in which he believed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 25, 2002
A brilliant war movie with stunning performances.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 13, 2007
Gauging the shifting moods of the 1970s, this tale of life and love disrupted by war is as arresting as a bullet to the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 3, 2008
The first half and second half of the film couldn't be more different but that is the genius behind the film.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 20, 2008
The film is ambitious and it succeeds on a number of levels and it proves that Cimino is an important director who deserves to be watched carefully.
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