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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.
At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson's heavy breathing for your own.
"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.
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.
During the best sequences, Detour feels like three heady improvisations all happening at once ...
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.
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.
A deeply immersive exercise in low-budget suspense from start to finish.
For every breath he's grasping for, you're holding one in, anticipating what might follow.
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.
A suspenseful, intense and horrifying thriller boasting a raw performance by Neil Hopkins.
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