Deliverance Reviews

January 6, 2020
It's quietly positive moments are stomped out by the pervasive brutality and uncompromising sadism.
October 9, 2019
...profoundly distasteful.
December 24, 2014
...an underwhelming adaptation of an underwhelming book.
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.
October 23, 2004
A fantasy about violence, not a realistic consideration of it.
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.