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Deliverance Reviews

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August 24, 2008
Each of the four lead performances is exceptional, none more so than Burt Reynolds' beefy, supercilious Lewis.
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.
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.
January 26, 2006
It's a haunting, nightmarish vision.
October 23, 2004
A fantasy about violence, not a realistic consideration of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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