Universal Pictures | Release Date: December 8, 1978 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 18 Critic Reviews
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16
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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]
70
Overlong, but with moments of greatness.
50
A romantic adolescent boy’s view of friendship.