Detour Reviews

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November 26, 2018
The film, told in flashbacks, is held together by a poetically lurid interior monologue and directed, by Edgar G. Ulmer, with harrowingly expressive effects of light and shadow.
October 16, 2007
Uniformly good performances and some equally good direction and dialog keep the meller moving.
October 16, 2007
One of the most daring and thoroughly perverse works of art ever to come out of Hollywood.
January 26, 2006
Passion joins with folly to produce termite art par excellence.
January 1, 2000
It lives on, haunting and creepy, an embodiment of the guilty soul of film noir. No one who has seen it has easily forgotten it.
April 8, 2019
one of the darkest and most fatalistic of the postwar film noir-to the point that, if it didn't work so well, it could be mistaken for a postmodern parody of the genre
April 5, 2019
Ulmer brings an enormous amount of impressionistic creativity and (what are now considered) infamous noir tropes into the project without spending more money.
March 25, 2019
This unbelievably beautiful restoration is a triumph of preservation as well as a poignant testament to the talent of an obscure artist too often taken for granted.
March 23, 2019
One of the most dour, dank and despairing of all film noir offerings.
December 13, 2018
One of the greatest noirs of all time, shot on an almost non-existent budget, lives again.
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