Burt Reynolds was one hot bear in this, I was not expecting that but he was complete eye candy... until he broke his leg. John Voight's Ed was the pussy turned hero. And the rape scene in the woods was so twisted... if only the rest of the film was able to maintain that high tension going. Oh well, overall a nice adventure thriller.
Pacing that is perfectly accompanied with outback landscapes and banjo theme, which by the end manages to sound chilling, slowly turns into horrific nightmare that lasts until the point of realization that it doesn't matter if the night is over. What remains, stays in the dark for the rest of the lifetime and the horror of not ever waking up is captured as one of the purest movie experiences.
Rightly still remarked upon to this day for its most infamous scene, which is still brilliantly repellent and disturbing, Deliverance doesn't actually have a huge amount else to offer aside from being a decent adventure thriller. It's probably got something to say about masculinity or something but I didn't really care.