• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 26 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
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Detour (2013) Synopsis
On the road to a high-powered lunch meeting, smooth-talking ad man, Jackson Alder (Neil Hopkins), is brainstorming his next big pitch when he is blindsided by Mother Nature. Swallowed up by a devastating mudslide, he awakens to darkness.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Detour is a tautly efficient thriller that fully succeeds in making the viewer identify with its hapless protagonist’s desperate plight.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson’s heavy breathing for your own.
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70

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The performance and filmmaking are invigorating.
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58

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
Dickerson passes on the occasion for existential drama and goes for the race-against-the-clock urgency of an ordinary guy trying to crawl...
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50

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
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.
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A moderately tense but also somewhat monotonous and overstretched exercise in claustrophobic suspense that doesn’t compare well to similar...
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50

Slant Magazine

In comparison to its superior predecessors, the film's redemption plot feels banal and slight.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
For all the ways Dickerson vigorously dramatizes the stages of solitary confinement — nervous humor, fear, rages, survival ingenuity...
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Rated NR