Thursday, November 26, 2015

635. The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
Directed by Michael Cimino

This is one of the those movies that you are supposed to deem a flawless masterpiece.  I suppose in many ways it is, but it certainly doesn't rank as one of my favorite movies.

A group of Pennsylvania miners go to fight in Vietnam.  I have seen quite a few Vietnam War movies by now, so it is a bit of a spoiler knowing that there is always such a happy ending.  Also, apparently, Russian roulette was a crucial part of the War.  I'm not sure about this...

So, like I said, it is hard to find a flaw in this film.  I am not a big fan of war movies, so the best of the genre will only get a "meh" from me.  Everybody was acting so hard I am surprised no one burst a blood vessel.  Actually, they probably did.  I can't exactly say that this was accessible to people without penises.  Still, you can't not see it, vagina or not.

I know this is kind of a shitty review, but I always feel like the "masterpieces" are less fun to talk about.  Besides, Grease is coming up!

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Apparently, 28 people died from playing Russian roulette after being influenced from this film.

#53 in AFI's top 100.


  1. Not shitty at all...

    This was one of my big favorites from the last season, mostly because of De Niro, who I really came to love post-BOOK. I really need to check into that whole Russian Roulette thing, though, as I'd be interested to know if it was really a THING in Vietnam.

  2. Both Andrew and I will contradict you to be nice.. No, not a shitty review. So you didn't like it .. so what? It's hard to give good, well written reviews about films you feel negative about.

  3. Thanks Andrew! Yeah isn't De Niro the most represented actor in The Book?