Deviation (2012)




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Amber is a young nurse, intent on getting home to her family after a long shift. Frankie is a dangerous psychopath on the run who will do anything to get out of the country and evade the authorities. When Frankie takes Amber hostage to aid his escape, it's the start of a long night...
Mystery & Suspense
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Critic Reviews for Deviation

All Critics (8)

In Buried, Ryan Reynolds spends the whole film underground in a coffin - child's play compared to what Anna Walton is put through here. She spends an entire night locked in a car with Danny Dyer - while he acts at her.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Daily Star

No one could call this a notable film, though there is some good location work and a performance from a bearded Dyer that may be a bit over the top but still makes its mark.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
London Evening Standard

Thoughtfully chilling and impressively performed, Deviation is a well-sustained thriller.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Daily Mirror (UK)

Should be an edge-of-the-seat thrill ride, but amounts to an unintentionally funny B movie, with Dyer mugging to camera and Walton simpering next to him.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
The Sun (UK)

This can only be recommended to connoisseurs of terrible acting.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Daily Mail (UK)

Bizarrely and excruciatingly acted by Dyer a lot of the time, but actually this film isn't as bad as all that - there is some interesting and atmospheric location work as the pair travel through the bleak urban wilderness.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012

Audience Reviews for Deviation

This is really baaaaad British movie and I hate it! Movie was so boring, no suspense or thrill and pointless. I like Danny Dyer, he tried to do great performance and he failed. His act was different, but too much. Frankie killed people without reason and I didn't like it. Anna Walton (Hellboy II) was OK but she looked boring too. I saw UK Blu-ray and DVD/Blu-ray never available in US. I think it can't show this in US, because it was really awful!!! I wasted my money and 90 minutes...

Yoshi Sato
Yoshi Sato

I really enjoyed watching Deviation. The story, the acting, and the mood fit perfectly. Such a treat watching Danny Dyer play a different role. His performance as Franky reminds me of Brad Pitt's character in in Kalifornia: one minute charming & childlike but can turn violently angry the next. I had only seen Anna Watson in Hellboy 2 and as Amber, she was good in this movie as well. The story is well written and utterly believable. This is not an action movie but a slow burning thriller. We are rooting for Amber throughout the whole film and during each scene we can imagine ourselves acting & reacting exactly the way she does. Just like the movies Red Eye, Cellular, and Phone Booth, the focus is on 2 characters in a nightmare situation and the hero/heroine is a regular person, so the audience is watching how someone realistically copes to save him/herself.

Knit Flick
Knit Flick

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