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The Deer Hunter (1978). Movie Reviews

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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)

The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)

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“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 Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)

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The Deer Hunter (1978)
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Movie title: The Deer Hunter

Date published: January 20, 2022

Director(s): Michael Cimino


A brilliant and brutal film.

Martin Cid
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