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Deer Hunter

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.35 /10
Robert De Niro , Christopher Walken , John Cazale
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Directed by: Michael Cimino
Written by: Deric Washburn

Released: 1978
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 183

Three friends from a Pennysylvanian steel town go to Vietnam.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Big, bold, butch movie by Michael Cimino set against the background of the Vietnam War. The macho overtones become wearisome; the view of the Viet Cong is insultingly racist; and the film says surprisingly little about the conflict - it also annoyed the Left by not being conventionally anti-war. Although it is wonderfully photographed by the Oscar-nominated Vilmos Zsigmond, its greatest strength lies in the leading performances of Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale and John Savage.

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