Intense war drama about how war affects people
The Deer Hunter is a cinema masterpiece that focuses on how war affects individual people and their relationships with others, particularly friends who went with them. In saying that this film is very mature and while certainly not as violent as movies kids watch today it is best watched at an age where these themes can be better understood by the viewer. That's why I recommended it for 16+, however, I would consider it appropriate for 15 year olds as well. The movie gets very intense in the middle and towards the end as main characters take part in Russian Roulette either by force or as a form of gambling. Though the deaths are not too bloody by todays standards these scenes are very intense as the characters at risk are likeable. Overall, The Deer Hunter is an essential watch and though not too graphic I would recommend it for 16+ as younger viewers might not fully understand the themes or be bored by the film's long set up which older viewers will appreciate more.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness