Originally Posted by chips93
The Deer Hunter
I know it gets tons of acclaim, but it was just way too long for me. pretty close to 3 hours long, deniro and walken are great, and there are lots of great scenes, but so many scenes that are just unnecessary, and drag out the whole story
7.5/10 for me
if its 2.5 hours, or maybe a little shorter, id probably give it an 8 or a 9
While I'm not UK, most people in here would probably consider me a bit of a film snob, but I have no problem with this rating for something many consider a classic. The opening act of the wedding is way too long even considering it's period. The whole aura surrounding this movie is really based on those couple of russian roullette scenes. Without the iconism of those scenes, it's little more than a well performed footnote.