Deliverance R

What did happen on the Cahulawassee River?
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 18, 2007
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Warner Home Video

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User Ratings: 49,336
5 stars out of 5 -- [T]hrillingly shot by Vilmos Zsigmond with a devastating immediacy....It's generally accepted that Burt gave his best performance under Boorman's direction...
Total Film
Oct 1, 2007
Each of the four lead performances is exceptional, none more so than Burt Reynolds' beefy, supercilious Lewis. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Aug 24, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- This gripping drama was a controversial release back in the early 70s, and its distressing intensity hasn't really diminished in the decades since.Just remember, once you go with its powerful flow, there ain't no turnin' back. Full Review
Herald Sun (Australia)
Sep 6, 2019
Rating: 2.5/5 -- 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.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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. Full Review
Variety
Sep 18, 2007
...[Its] genre's one true masterpiece....DELIVERANCE intends to stir both soul and conscience... -- Rating: A+
Entertainment Weekly
Mar 10, 1995
It's quietly positive moments are stomped out by the pervasive brutality and uncompromising sadism. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Jan 6, 2020

Product Description:

Director John Boorman's harrowing adaptation of James Dickey's best-selling novel is a nightmarish descent into backwoods Americana. When four unsuspecting urbanites head into the mountains of northern Georgia for a weekend canoe trip, they have no idea what's in store for them. The group's macho leader, Lewis Medlock (Burt Reynolds), is driven by Hemingway-esque notions of man's ability to conquer nature, while his three friends--Bobby Trippe (Ned Beatty), Drew Ballinger (Ronny Cox), and Ed Gentry (Jon Voight)--aren't so sure. As the men begin to navigate their way down the precarious rapids, they discover that nature isn't the only one out to get them. The eventual appearance of two menacing hillbillies turns the vacation into an all-out nightmare.

Photographed by the great Vilmos Zsigmond (MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, THE DEER HUNTER), DELIVERANCE is a compelling meditation on the dangers of masculine ritual. Reynolds dives headlong into the role that would make him a superstar, as does Beatty, whose legendary big-screen debut will never be forgotten. Boorman's thriller made two other lasting contributions to the pop-culture lexicon: the dueling-banjos sequence and the infamous line, "Squeal like a pig!"

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