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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.
One of the first films to employ the subject of Vietnam War into its premise, The Deer Hunter tells the story of three young factory workers in Pennsylvania who enlist into the army to fight the ongoing war in Vietnam, only to discover that war isn't a noble venture they imagined but a hellish chaos which in the end, completely changes their overall personalities.
The film is a three act feature in which the first act introduces its three primary characters, their friendships, the women they're in love with & their perspectives on life. The second act is set in Vietnam & covers the brutality they undergo there. And the final act depicts the massive change war has brought into not just…
‘This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this.’ – Michael
I spent an irrationally long amount of time when deciding what I wanted my 1000th film to be. After watching The Deer Hunter I can quite comfortably say that I made the right decision, because the film is great. Despite the three length of the film I was never bored and the action kept me captivated - from the deliberately slow-paced beginning to the tense and exhilarating finale.
It would be a mistake to call The Deer Hunter a war film, or at least a standard war film. The focus is not on the Vietnam War, but on how the experience shaped the characters when they return. Most…
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…
excuse me but holy fucking hell this movie did an excellent job of fucking me up. adding to my list of films that make me cry
With director Cimino's recent death and his reputation in tatters since the debacle of 'Heaven's Gate', I decided to visit 'The Deer Hunter'. Though over three hours long, it's astonishing, paced so achingly right and I can see why he rightfully earned the 'carte blanche' that would unfortunately lead to his downfall (as well as an entire studio's) as soon as he made his next film. But to reach such heights and to have such ambition--as well as undeniable talent--is a victory in and of itself. Just armed with the main five actors alone, at the zenith of their craft, a fine script (really the first interesting and well-deliberated Vietnam film to hit the big screen) and Vilmos Zsigmond behind…
I put this on while I was working and that was a big a mistake, I got nothing done. I knew it was 3 hours but I didn't realize I was going to be glued to the screen for 3 hours. De Niro and Walken are unreal, and boy did those russian roulette games get me HYPED. It drags a little towards the end but always engrossing.
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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
My first R-rated movie experience - yikes! A friend's mother drug us along to the theater (we were like 13 or 14); not knowing anything beforehand about the film, we thought we would see mature themes nudity, sexual content, or swearing. No doubt, when the story moved to the Viet Nam scenes, we spilled our popcorn and sodas and cowered in the aisles! What a shock!
Watched this for the second time last evening, and it holds up! There were some points that seemed unsupported, e.g. why Mike was in the Russian roulette gambling den when Nick entered, why Nick succumbed to that arena after the nightmarish experience on the river. I have my theories, but the best scripts don't…
I had to take a break half way through this film because I didn't think my mind could take it. The half way point had put such a strain on my brain that I had to stop it. I had to release a lot of emotion.
There is a lot of time spent with these characters in the beginning. We see De Niro and Walken's friendship and their interactions. It becomes something we really care about. A community is created and we get to witness the rituals within this group of friends. This is the first time in a really long time that I have been so emotionally invested in a film's beginning. I understood the strong bond of the…
Another excellant performance from De Niro
In a small steel town in Pennsylvania, 3 men prepare to leave and join the War in Vietnam. Their experiences in Vietnam will shape them and their relationships as they try to return to the life they once knew.
There are so many films out there that try and indictae to us people that never experienced the horrors, what it may be like for those who come back. It's got to be nigh on impossible to do this, the experience is going to be different for everyone.
What stands out for me in this version of War and it's effects on ordinary working folk, is how you get drawn by the way you can place yourself in the lives of…
A look into the psyche of three US soldiers after fighting in the Vietnam War. This is not as much of a war film as I thought it was, it's more about what soldiers do when they get home. It captures what the horrors of war does to the brain and how hard it is for people with such experiences to live a normal life. It's a tragic film that definitely is required viewing for the war genre.
There are three main characters and they represent the different reactions people can have after fighting in war. First you've got John Savage's character Steven, who's legs had to be amputated and his coming to terms with that. Then you've got Robert…
Honestly, it's a three hour movie and the first hour is really boring. I was watching it and was like this is seriously considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time. I get what they were trying to go for with establishing all the characters and friendships, but it took a full hour to do so and I wasn't a fan of how they tried to do that. But, then hour 2 starts and it cuts straight to De Niro setting a guy on fire and from that point on shit gets real AF. Everything in Nam, is like oh fuck, Nam! When they are back home for the third hour it gets a little slow again,…
I went through this experience again.
The Deer Hunter is a film that's so emotionally powerful, that it's impossible to forget.
War is hell.
Michael Cimino should've made another film like this.
The acting is on-point.
De Niro and Walken give possibly their greatest performances ever here.
The Russian roulette scenes are insanely brutal.
I was in awe while also close to shedding a tear.
I almost cried watching this again.
And that ending is just too much for me to take.
The 3 hour run time flies by quickly.
The first hour is amazing, the second hour is intense, and the third hour is saddening.
One of the greatest films ever made for sure.
non lo vedevo da decine di anni e lo ricordavo appena, sono uscito emotivamente scosso, De Niro e Streep davvero immensi. E la bio di John Cazale merita di essere conosciuta. Strepitoso.