Detour

Detour

Detour

Tye Sheridan (Mud) leads this split-narrative thriller as a young man struggling to decide whether or not to kill his deceitful step-father. From the writer-director of the mind-warping Triangle, co-starring Emory Cohen (Brooklyn) and Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl).

Harper (Sheridan), a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather was involved in the devastating car crash that left his mother hospitalised and comatose. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey until he finds himself suddenly engrossed in conversation with volatile grifter Johnny (Cohen) and his stripper companion, Cherry (Powley). As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions (not to mention the violent duo on his doorstep)?

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong themes97 minsUK, South Africa
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Variety

Variety

This surprisingly satisfying neo-noir thriller borrows a few pages from "Sliding Doors."

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

With its Sliding Doors premise, this superb little thriller is as entertaining as it is unexpected.

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Total Film

Total Film

Severance director Christopher Smith delivers fun twists in what could be a spiritual successor to Doug Liman's Go, but the result - one death-by-truck moment aside - is ultimately forgettable.

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The Times

The Times

A watchable young cast, led by Brooklyn's Emory Cohen, and some time-shifting narrative shenanigans can't quite rescue Detour from the annals of also-ran western noir.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

All the artfully composed shots, hinky situations and extra conceptual surprises can't make this "Detour" all that compelling beyond its crisp artifice.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Even with three of the big screen's most dynamic up-and-comers at its centre, there's no flesh and blood beneath all the posturing.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sheridan, Cohen and Powley are a terrific trio in a stylish crime thriller that takes us on a trip through the seedy side of California and beyond.

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