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Detour is a tautly efficient thriller that fully succeeds in making the viewer identify with its hapless protagonist’s desperate plight. Read full review
At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson’s heavy breathing for your own. Read full review
The performance and filmmaking are invigorating. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
A moderately tense but also somewhat monotonous and overstretched exercise in claustrophobic suspense that doesn’t compare well to similar efforts like “Buried” and “127 Hours.” Read full review
In comparison to its superior predecessors, the film's redemption plot feels banal and slight. Read full review
For all the ways Dickerson vigorously dramatizes the stages of solitary confinement — nervous humor, fear, rages, survival ingenuity (including a nifty breathing apparatus) — it's never enough to explain why this particular individual's story is worth telling. Read full review
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