Detour

Detour

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  • Detour
    2 minutes 35 seconds
    Added: Feb 15, 2013

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Detour Reviews

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Alan Jones
Slant Magazine

In comparison to its superior predecessors, Detour's redemption plot feels banal and slight.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

March 25, 2013
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Actor Neil Hopkins (TV 's "Lost") does his best to make the panic come alive, but writer/director William Dickerson fails to create a convincing sense of peril.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 2/5

May 8, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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"Detour" does a fine job of giving drivers yet another reason to stress out, but that anxiety doesn't extend to its hero's fate.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 29, 2013
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

While not lacking for decent acting or technical execution, Detour lacks a compelling enough arc to sustain what might have worked much better as a short film.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C-

April 3, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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"Nothing to do but wait," Jackson says early on, in the hopes of a quick response from emergency services. That's sitting through "Detour" in a nutshell.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 28, 2013
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

In spite of a few significant flaws, Detour builds to a conclusion that sends you out the door shaken and thankful to see light.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 27, 2013
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Dickerson passes on the occasion for existential drama and goes for the race-against-the-clock urgency of an ordinary guy trying to crawl out of his predicament. It's effective enough, but there isn't much to it.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

March 28, 2013
Scott Wold
Paste Magazine

Despite doubling as a plausibility-straining endorsement for the battery life of Apple's iPhone, Dickerson's claustrophobic survival thriller proves itself a technically proficient, expertly paced affair.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 8/10

April 12, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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During the best sequences, Detour feels like three heady improvisations all happening at once ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 26, 2013
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

It's easy to get bored by the necessary repetition found in a setup like this, but the script finds more than a few ways to keep things moving.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: B

March 28, 2013
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

A buried alive picture that puts you in there, trying to reason your way out with our hero.

Full Review Source: Movie Nation | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A suspenseful, intense and horrifying thriller boasting a raw performance by Neil Hopkins.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.05/10

April 2, 2013
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A deeply immersive exercise in low-budget suspense from start to finish.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2013
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson's heavy breathing for your own.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 28, 2013
Elias Savada
Film Threat

For every breath he's grasping for, you're holding one in, anticipating what might follow.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 3, 2013
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

The latest "survival in a confined space" thriller, Detour doesn't take enough of a turn from expected generic conventions.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 1, 2013
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This taut and effective thriller produces maximum suspense with a minimum of means.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

March 28, 2013
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