Deliverance

Deliverance (1972)

Deliverance (1972) | Review by Richard Schickel

Four prosperous businessmen decide to spend a weekend canoeing a wild river running through essentially untamed country before it all disappears, flooded over by a hydroelectric project already abuilding downstream.

Deliverance (1972)

Deliverance (1972) | Review by Arthur Knight

Deliverance, which James Dickey adapted from his own best-selling novel, is one of those rare films that resonates like a literary work but that —rarer still—avoids either being or sounding literary.