Deliverance | Full Movie

  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 1972
Certified Fresh93%
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For four urban explorers, a weekend of male bonding in the Appalachian backwoods turns into a fight for survival against nature and the brutality of man.
© 1972 A Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh93%
TIME Magazine

Each of the four lead performances is exceptional, none more so than Burt Reynolds' beefy, superci...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Don Druker

John Boorman's 1972 film of the James Dickey novel has a beautiful visual style that balances the...

June 21, 2017
Variety Staff

It's the stuff of which slapdash oaters and crime programmers are made but the obvious ambitions o...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic '70s adventure has brutal, disturbing violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Deliverance is a classic 1972 movie based on the James Dickey novel about four Atlanta men who get more than they bargained for on a weekend canoe trip into rural Georgia. There's profanity (including "f--k" and its variations) and drinking and smoking. There's brief nudity (male buttocks). In its most infamous scene, a man is raped by another man and forced to "squeal like a pig" while his friend is tied to a tree. From that moment on, the action is intense and violent, with killings, dead bodies, and gruesome injuries, such as a broken leg in which the bone is sticking through the thigh, and an accidental piercing from an arrow into a man's side. While the intense violence is intended to raise broader points about civilization, survival, man's relation to nature, and the degradation of the environment, as well as what happens when people are reduced to a state of survival, the brutality contained in this movie makes it best for older teens and adults.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action, Classics
  • Release Date:July 28, 1972
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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