The Deer Hunter Synopsis
Steelworker friends (Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage) face horrors in Vietnam.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What distinguishes The Deer Hunter most is its many rich characters and the size of its vision. This is a big film, dealing with big...
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90

TV Guide

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Brutally memorable, The Deer Hunter is an emotionally draining production that draws a vivid portrait of its characters and their...
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90

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
A big, awkward, crazily ambitious, sometimes breathtaking motion picture that comes as close to being a popular epic as any movie about...
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90

Variety

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Among the considerable achievements of Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter is the fact that the film remains intense, powerful and fascinating...
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70

Dallas Observer

By Luke Y. Thompson
Overlong, but with moments of greatness.
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50

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
While the results are far from unprofessional--the cast is uniformly good, including a characteristically slapped-around Meryl Streep...The...
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50

The New Yorker

By Pauline Kael
A romantic adolescent boy’s view of friendship.
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