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DELIVERANCE
August 31, 2012  | By David Bianculli

Sundance, 8:00 p.m. ET

 
Here’s another “spider-web movie” of mine – another film that I’ll recommend, and watch, almost every time it’s televised. I can’t believe this drama is 40 years old now, because it still grabs me by the throat like an action thriller should. Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Jon Voight and Ronny Cox play the four suburbanites who take two canoes for a weekend adventure paddling down the Cahulawassee River. What a trip. What a film. John Boorman directed, and screenwriter James Dickey adapted his own novel for the screen – which may be why it retains so much of its original poetry.
 
 
 
 
 
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