Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Michael Cimino‘s 1978 Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter finally makes its way to Blu-Ray as part of Universal Studios 100th anniversary release of classic films. The films central message holds up well and the extreme violence is still shocking, despite the modern acceptance for gore. It’s still an uneasy watch, but something that deserves your attention. Robert De Niro gives another one of his great early-career performances while Christopher Walken completely loses himself in the role of Nick. Both men are accompanied by a respectable batch of supporting characters, making The Deer Hunter worthy of every Oscar it won."