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  • 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 issues, made on a grand scale. Much of it, including some casting decisions, suggest inspiration by "The Godfather." [9 Mar 1979]

  • A simultaneuosly touching and harrowing experience that puts the audience directly in the shoes of one man's experience of Vietnam. show more

  • It is not an anti-war film. It is not a pro-war film. It is one of the most emotionally shattering films ever made. show more

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