Deliverance

Deliverance

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Deliverance

The 1972 hillbilly thriller that made banjos cool again, set along the Cahulawassee River valley where four city-bred men decide to take a canoe trip through the long stretch of water. However, their voyage turns deadly when they encounter inbred hicks out for their blood. The film earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for John Boorman. Features John Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and the line: "Squeal like a pig".

1972Rating: R16, Violence109 minsUSA
AdventureDramaThrillerClassic
Director:
John Boorman ('Excalibur', 'Hope and Glory', 'The Tailor of Panama', 'Hell in the Pacific')
Writer:
James Dickey
Cast:
Burt ReynoldsJon VoightNed BeattyRonny Cox
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Variety

Variety

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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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Time Out

Time Out

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It's a haunting, nightmarish vision.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A fantasy about violence, not a realistic consideration of it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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There's real substance in themes, performances and John Boorman's superb direction.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's a haunting, nightmarish vision.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A fantasy about violence, not a realistic consideration of it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There's real substance in themes, performances and John Boorman's superb direction.

5.0
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