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Deliverance Reviews

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
It doesn't all hold together, but when it does, it scares you into never ever wanting to vacation down South.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 16, 2003
Moody, disturbing thriller from John Boorman
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
Brian Mckay
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
Raoul Hernandez
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
To this day, 'Dueling Banjoes' still gives me the willies.
Christopher Null
January 21, 2003
A landmark in movie history.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
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
James Rocchi
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
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
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
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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.
Michael Atkinson
November 6, 2001
A simple, brutally physical movie.
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
There's real substance in themes, performances and John Boorman's superb direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
A harrowing film that can be appreciated on several levels.
| Original Score: 91/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
[A] gripping film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Deliverance (1972) is British director John Boorman's gripping, absorbing action-adventure film about four Atlanta businessmen friends
Cole Smithey
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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