The Deer Hunter Reviews
The film is, however, beautifully acted and shot, and the famous russian roulette scenes are as tense as advertised. Still, there are three or four "Horrors of Viet Nam" films I would recommend over this one, so skip it unless you're a completist.
Incredible performances, spectacular direction, and powerful storytelling, The Deer Hunter proves that Vietnam films can be this intense.
war classic masterpiece hits hard and, although it is three hours long, it never feels self-indulgent or bloated.