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The Deer Hunter
One of the most important and powerful films of all time!
A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.
Very few films can hit me as emotionally as Michael Cimino’s, The Deer Hunter. This epic masterpieces exudes emotion, it practically is emotion. The performances are incredible, the cinematography and musical score is full of grit, and the screenplay is incredibly jarring. Everything is at top class here. I was worried, after reading some reviews over the past few years since my last watch that it would be jingoistic and rely purely on nationalism to affect the audience, but to my delight, it is anything but said concerns.
Like The Thin Red Line, this is a “war” movie. I say “war”, because it simply has the setting of a war. But it starts out with an hour long introduction in…
I've seen this film about ten times in my life time, I'm 29...sooo I will probably see it another 20 times before I kick it, its that great.
Classic. Simple answer. With memorable performances from De Niro, Walken, and Savage. Everything about it makes it amazing. The stunning cinematography, beautiful hunting sequences, its incredible score and one of most iconic and intense scenes in the history of film. Cinematic Excellence.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Michael Cimino's, 'The Deer Hunter', is a film not only full of truth and authentic humanity, but can also be looked at as a dissection of masculinity, and religion.
Virility is central to 'The Deer Hunter' because it's focal character, Michael, spends the majority of the film ritualistically testing his masculinity. Michael is a man who measures his masculinity by the "one shot" philosophy. Michael states to Nick in film while hunting, "You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. A deer's gotta be taken with one shot." Nick questions Michael's "one shot" philosophy and Michael says, "Two shots is pussy." In other words, Michael thinks killing is a game,…
This features every reason why I love movies. Deer Hunter looks amazing, the acting is amazing, and the story is amazing. There are moments of undeniable joy and moments of sheer terror. Every second of the movie we are there with the characters experiencing everything they go through. While I think there are many scenes that, if read too much into, could damage one's impression of the film (especially the final scene), I choose to experience the movie rather than pick it apart. Pretty much as close to perfect as a film can get.
On a side note, the Bluray looks fantastic.
The kind of movie made for eating bananas and rice while watching, or mustard twinkies. I remember being taken to this Film when I was three years old because my parents couldn't get a babysitter. All I remember is the big cadillac and Robert Deniro playing Russian Roulette with Stosh in the cabin.
As it is, The Deer Hunter is a good movie, which is a pity, because with some editing it could have been a great movie. The biggest problem is that it is over long with a couple extraneous subplots which do nothing to develop the story or the characters. The first hour of the film portrays a wedding in a Russian community in rural Pennsylvania, after which the groom Steve (John Savage) goes on his last deer hunt with his two friends Mike and Nick (Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken) before all three of them leave for Vietnam. After a quiet evening in a local bar, the film cuts directly to a combat scene in Vietnam, which starkly contrasts…
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Powerful performances, an emotional score and such a beautiful ending, The Deer Hunter just all around is such an emotional film. However, there are some flaws. The first 1/3 I thought was dragged out and it didn't need to be as long as it was and the vietnam scenes should've been the complete opposite. The vietnam/russian roulette scenes were the best thing the movie offered yet, they all make up 1/3 of the movie which pissed me off since we have 1/3 that, 1/3 beginnng and 1/3 ending. It has some great cinematography and I feel like it really is great. It might need a rewatch but for now, it's a 4/5.
One of the best war films ever made. From the long introduction to the harrowing war part and to the repercussions of the war, pretty much everything about this film is gold. The performances are fantastic, the most memorable being Christopher Walken.
One of the most realistic, and powerful war movies I have ever seen. Terrific direction by Michael Cimino, and heartbreaking level performances from Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and Meryl Streep. Some maybe bother by the length and subject matter, but I was enthralled the whole way through.
Michael Cimino's film about a close group of friends before and after their time in Vietnam is truly a remarkable thing to swallow. It's long, but everything building up to the war scenes helps us to understand the emotional state and the relationships between the characters. Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep were truly deserving of their OScar nominations. I have never seen a better performance out of Christopher Walken and I can now see why he won his respective Oscar. This film centers itself on how PTSD has deeply affected the soldiers who were able to come home and how they were able to wrestle with it. I don't know when I will see this again, but everyone of mature age should definitely see it at least once.
Michael Cimino needs to make one more movie before he's gone. I don't care if he can't pull off another Deer Hunter or Heaven's Gate, I just want to see such a no-holds-barred, go-big-or-go-home filmmaker go out on an equally huge note.
Now, onto The Deer Hunter...
I can't. I just can't.
So sad. So painful. So achingly real. This movie shook me to my core. I just can't articulate it.
Fucking war, man.
The Deer Hunter is a film that has been muddied (at least in my mind) by a stellar reputation, Cimino's future career, and its ambivalence towards being a "Vietnam movie". The first time I saw the film (in high school), I certainly wasn't ready for it. I expected a war movie, like a kind of prequel to First Blood where a great soldier gets worn down by a brutal war. Instead, I spent an hour in Pennsylvania at a steel mill, a wedding, and then a brief hunting trip. So much detail and then a brusque run through war and back home again and back to Vietnam and then back home. I was mixed on it at best. I recognized…
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