The Deer Hunter is a 1978 drama movie starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep. It was directed by Michael Cimino.
A brutal and brilliant film.
It follows a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. This war conflict will change their lives forever. (Filmaffinity)
“Its view is limited and its narrative at times sketchy (…) Both deeply troubling and troublesome (…) but its feelings for time, place and blue-collar people are genuine” Vincent Canby: The New York Times
“This bravely innovative, kingsized movie (…) enables one to fully understand why this particular war not only destroyed the hopes and dreams of America’s young men, but why it left so many of them permanently shattered and alienated from society.” Kathleen Carroll: New York Daily News
- “The film remains intense, powerful and fascinating for more than three hours (…) It succeeds on a number of levels and it proves that Cimino is an important director who deserves to be watched carefully.” Charles Schreger: Variety
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Movie title: The Deer Hunter
Date published: January 20, 2022
Director(s): Michael Cimino
A brilliant and brutal film.