Thomas from Kerry, 28 May 2011
I really enjoyed this movie. One of the best wedding scenes(it is what I thought to be a greek orthodox wedding but the synchronised dancing is class and the bad luck that comes when the bride spills a drop of wine from the matrimonial chalice.
The relationship between Nicki and Micheal(De Niro) is well played and their Russian roulette scenes are very nail biting(for instance Micheal helps the prisoners escape from a vietnames POW camp with a 16.67% survival at one point)
The movie ends after another of these riveting scenes and it was well worth all those oscars
The Deer hunter
Steven from Dublin, 07 May 2007
This movie adeptly portrays how Vietnam affected the ordinary people who fought it and who DID NOT fight-which is a slant I had not seen before. No doubt, it is a pretty gloomy movie-but the actors make up for that. Everyone looks so young in it. However, my favourite 'Nam movie is Platoon, so I'm giving this a mediocre rating-but a classic to rent nonetheless!!! Contradicting myself??
What can I say
David from Dublin, 11 Sep 2007
Can't say I'm a fan, maybe I didn't relate to the characters or got bored with the huge amount of setup in the begining or just didn't "get" it. It's a long watch but I can't rate it too highly.
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gerry from Dublin, 24 Nov 2010
Fantastic movie. Gets better with repeated viewing. This is going in my top ten ALL TIME movies. See review below!
Bryan from Meath, 16 May 2011
It's easy to forget how good this film is. If you haven't seen it for a while, give it another go.