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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 entire 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…
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…
‘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…
Part of my Scavenger Hunt #3 list. Task:
10. A film about or featuring a wedding!
What to say about The Deer Hunter that haven't been said before? Well, probably nothing, so I won't bother writing anything proper. So if you expect something of that nature, you can stop reading now.
The Deer Hunter is one of those movies that you ought to have watched. And if you haven't, you are sure to have seen that Russian roulette scene in one way or another. Or at least have heard it being referred to. When it comes to my own relationship to this movie, it was one of those that I watched just for the sake of having watched it, at…
The Deer Hunter was released in 1978 and has become a favorite among many film buffs. And for good reason. The film is emotionally complex and powerful, firing on all cylinders. The Deer Hunter is not a film I can watch all the time, due to its length and emotional drainage, but I still consider it to be one of the greatest films ever made.
All of the performances are fantastic, which each character given the perfect amount of development. You really care for the characters throughout the film, and that credit goes to the actors. Robert De Niro is just fantastic, really disappearing into his role. The always underrated John Cazale gives a great performance also, as does Christopher…
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.
Con un par de escenas memorables, el resto del filme nos atrapa (pero no en el buen sentido de la palabra) por 3 horas.
Inconsistencias en el ritmo, pero sobre todo enmarcando realidades no tan reales que pretenden ser reales.
Sobrevalorada a mi parecer.
It's fitting when a film takes a biased approach towards a certain subject, but ends up telling a very honest story. Such is the case with The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino's 1978 Vietnam War film, starring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken. At times blatantly one-sided, The Deer Hunter is still an impressive film that towers over most competition.
It's rather interesting that The Deer Hunter takes a pretty close-minded approach towards the Vietnam War. That's not to say the war was worth fighting. To this reviewer, it was wasn't. But one thing The Deer Hunter does get wrong is it, at times, offers up sentimentality as a tool to push the film along.…
An incredibly dark drama following a group of friends before and after they go to war in Vietnam. While it plays with long stretches of time and digging deep into character, it delivers great performances from Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.
But the real and almost out of this world performance comes from Christopher Walken, tense, heavy and twisted. It is probably his best performance he has ever given on screen.
Couldn't engage with the tedium of the super long scenes.
Did appreciate the overwhelmingly emotional and tragic scenes that punctuated the tedium.
Haunting film about life before and after war.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is probably the best BOOK movie I've seen in some time. I'd call it the best movie period that I've seen in some time, but I just re-watched Dial M for Murder the other night and damn, what a picture! In other words, I really liked it and I'd even go so far as to call it EASILY the best war film I've ever seen...EASILY! The thing is, is that it's really NOT a war movie, is it? It's a movie about regular people who wind up in a war and it ruins their lives forever. That's the appeal. After watching The Deer Hunter, I took to IMDB, as I usually do when I finish a movie I like…
A fantastic war film that doesn't just show the war but the events that take place before and after one. Also featuring fantastic performances from the whole cast.
Surprisingly small scale compared to the claims of how epic it is that I've heard second-hand. Not that that is a problem, but I found it surprisingly small in scope, at least in terms of literal narrative, even compared to most films. But while I was expecting this massive 3 hour war epic, I ended up getting a surprisingly sensitive 3 hour triptych of life pre-war, during the war, and after the war. Although I found some parts of it mildly tedious (the presence of John Cazale begs the comparison of the opening wedding scene to the one in the Godfather, which just stuns in comparison to this one which is a bit limp) and the characterization sometimes thin (with…
During a time where violence and sadness was all around, this film takes us on the journey through a group of friends who decide to enlist in the Vietnam War. Before they all leave we see one of the men getting married to his pregnant girlfriend. he and all of the other guys are having a blast and feel on top of the world, not knowing the disaster in their future. Flash forward to the war and we see the three men being kept in a prison camp being forced to play Russian Roulette. When they escape, they're separated based on their injuries where one of them has lost his legs; one has gone AWOL, joining in a "game" where…
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