Deliverance 1972

Deliverance

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Given primal verve by John Boorman's unflinching direction and Burt Reynolds' star-making performance, Deliverance is a terrifying adventure.

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Four city-dwelling friends (Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) decide to get away from their jobs, wives and kids for a week of canoeing in rural Georgia. When the men arrive, they are not welcomed by the backwoods locals, who stalk the vacationers and savagely attack them in the woods. Reeling from the ambush, the friends attempt to return home but are surrounded by dangerous rapids and pursued by a madman. Soon, their canoe trip turns into a fight for survival.

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  • Apr 26, 2015
    Really really memorable and menacingly powerful, Deliverance succeeds in doing the hard job of creating a film that is both terrifying and not really a horror film. I wouldn't give it five stars as the film is so harrowing that its really not one of the most enjoyable films that one could decide to watch. John Boorman does well in composing an envious addition to his frame of work in motion directing, gracefully tracking the canoe as it parades down Georgian rivers. Its mildly exploitave plot can be forgiven by its tasteful production.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 23, 2013
    I don't think it ages well.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2013
    Four friends explore the whitewater rapids of country backwoods, but their fishing trip turns tragic when one of their members is sexually assaulted. In what could be a cliche horror/slasher film, <i>Deliverance</i> explores themes of civilization and ethical dilemmas. The scenes between the backwoods, redneck natives and the cultured, civilized explorers take on a unique significance because we're meant to question the characterizations with which we approach these people. Are the civilized really that civilized? Does one have to respond to violence with violence in a violent context? Strong performances by Jon Voight, whose character acts as a kind of moral center to the film (the film is - in some ways - a battle for Ed's soul), and Burt Reynolds, the adaptable tough guy, carry the film. Overall, this is a classic for good reason, a film that takes serious issues with the gravity they deserve.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2013
    Deliverance is harsh. it is of course the canoe trip that you don't want to find yourself trapped in..one through the dark side of America. Scenes stick in your memory that perhaps you would rather they do not. It nonetheless does not detract from the stunning visuals.
    John B Super Reviewer

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