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Adapted from James Dickey's popular novel, John Boorman's 1972 movie recounts the grueling psychological and physical journey taken by four city slickers down a river in the backwoods of Georgia. At the behest of Iron John-esque Lewis (Burt Reynolds), the less adventuresome Ed (Jon Voight), Bobby (Ned Beatty), and Drew (Ronny Cox) agree to canoe down an uncharted section of the river before a dam project ruins the region. After warnings from the grimy, impoverished locals, and Drew's tuneful yet
Jul 21, 1972 Wide
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Each of the four lead performances is exceptional, none more so than Burt Reynolds' beefy, supercilious Lewis.
John Boorman's 1972 film of the James Dickey novel has a beautiful visual style that balances the film's machismo message.
This powerful adaptation of James Dickey's best-selling novel finds director John Boorman establishing a sense of menace almost from the start, and the "squeal like a pig" sequence continues to haunt viewers even decades after the fact.
Boorman's interpretation of the material resulted in an American cinematic classic built not only on shock and awe, but emotional subtlety. [Blu-ray]
A sad, brilliant reminder that sometimes people are the most threatening monsters of all.
This is the most shocking and disturbing mainstream American horror film of the 1970s.
As coffin nails for the sixties go, this negation of all ideological idealism is a pretty final one.
No movie in the history of American cinema has struck fear in the hearts of men as Deliverance.
John Boorman's harrowing adaptation of James Dickey's novel is as bracing and haunting now as it was when it first shook up audiences 35 years ago.
In HD, it looks and sounds better than ever, although because of the source material it doesn't reach the videophile level of many other films. (Blu-ray Book edition)
This ultra-violent powerful adventure, which deals with serious, metaphysical issues of survival and civilization vs. wilderness, boasts eerie images and awesome sounds.
Still one of the most shockingly beautiful adventures about surviving the wilderness, the 35th anniversary DVD includes commentary by director Boorman, discussion of the book's screen adaptation, and revisit to the original locales where the film was shot
Audience Reviews for Deliverance
- Bobby Trippe: Weeeeeeeeeee! Weeeeeeeeeeee!
- Drew Ballinger: Is he alive?
- Lewis Medlock: Not now.
- Toothless Man: He got a real pretty mouth ain't he?
- Drew Ballinger: Goddamn, you play a mean banjo!
- Mountain Man: Squeal like a pig!
- Bobby Trippe: [squeals like a pig]
- Mountain Man: I bet you can squeal like a pig.
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