"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.
| Original Score: 2/4
At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson's heavy breathing for your own.
| Original Score: 3/5
"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.
| Original Score: 2/5
This taut and effective thriller produces maximum suspense with a minimum of means.
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.
| Original Score: C+
During the best sequences, Detour feels like three heady improvisations all happening at once ...