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Deliverance Reviews

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TIME Magazine
August 24, 2008
Each of the four lead performances is exceptional, none more so than Burt Reynolds' beefy, supercilious Lewis.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
September 18, 2007
John Boorman's 1972 film of the James Dickey novel has a beautiful visual style that balances the film's machismo message.
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Variety Staff
September 18, 2007
It's the stuff of which slapdash oaters and crime programmers are made but the obvious ambitions of Deliverance are supposed to be on a higher plane.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's a haunting, nightmarish vision.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A fantasy about violence, not a realistic consideration of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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