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Deliverance Reviews

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October 23, 2004
A fantasy about violence, not a realistic consideration of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 28, 2003
It doesn't all hold together, but when it does, it scares you into never ever wanting to vacation down South.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2003
Moody, disturbing thriller from John Boorman
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
So many of Dickey's lumpy narrative ideas remain in his screenplay that John Boorman's screen version becomes a lot less interesting than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 19, 2003
The classic "stalked by rednecks" scenario. Taut and unnerving. Ned Beatty will never live down squeal like a piggy!
| Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2003
To this day, 'Dueling Banjoes' still gives me the willies.
January 21, 2003
A landmark in movie history.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 27, 2002
The times when Deliverance really comes alive are when the actors shut up and the action takes over, which fortunately happens quite often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
It reminds us how thin the veneer of civilization is, how little it takes to wipe that veneer away and how little protection it affords in the face of danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 10, 2002
A chilling, assured film about how modern man has grown so far from nature that he's unsuited to its rigors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 26, 2002
Ouch.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2002
Boorman's violent and vivid parable brilliantly captures the sinister quality of the mountain country when a band of city slickers are menaced in the wilderness.
November 6, 2001
A simple, brutally physical movie.
January 1, 2000
There's real substance in themes, performances and John Boorman's superb direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
A harrowing film that can be appreciated on several levels.
Read More | Original Score: 91/100
January 1, 2000
[A] gripping film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Deliverance (1972) is British director John Boorman's gripping, absorbing action-adventure film about four Atlanta businessmen friends
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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