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      Detour

      Released Mar 29, 2013 1h 27m Mystery & Thriller List
      56% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An advertising executive (Neil Hopkins) tries desperately to save himself after a mudslide buries him in his car. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Farran Smith Nehme New York Post "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. Rated: 2/4 Mar 29, 2013 Full Review Jeannette Catsoulis New York Times At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson's heavy breathing for your own. Rated: 3/5 Mar 28, 2013 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times "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. Rated: 2/5 Mar 28, 2013 Full Review Kip Mooney College Movie Review An agonizing ordeal. Rated: D Sep 18, 2021 Full Review Jamie S. Rich Oregonian 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. Rated: 2/5 May 8, 2013 Full Review Scott Wold Paste Magazine 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. Rated: 8/10 Apr 12, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      william k Intense, one-room drama makes the best of its limited premise; good TV production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting idea, but the seeming non-budget left out who this guy is and why we should care about him. Could have been better with an emotional core of relationships revealed - we can't care about this poor guy bc even by the end we know little to nothing genuine about him. They stuck too close to the claustrophobic immediacy, and gave nothing to relate to. So this particular shlub gets no significant back story, and therefore we don't care. We can't! And from even the first few frames, you'll know if you'll like it or not.. 2.5 out of 5 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I did not see such a nonsense direction on such a wonderful plot for long time. Could not stay not sharing. It could have been so intense and very good movie! Top to bottom the movie did not match with it's story and scene. The guy seemed to be more busy recording himself than get out of it. With a very simply common sense someone will know he is in mud not in rock and that too on the road side, so if he is not dead when he woke up is it that hard to understand even after seeing the light just 3/4 feet above the sun roof? The guy was easily 5.5 tall, so why he could not just put the mats on his head, wrap his body with the some more clothes so if so it does not hurt easily and get some of the mud into dumped the car itself and just stand up pushing the mud standing on the seats? 5 mins thinking and someone can get out of it. And then at the end where did the whole hill at the right side went with all rocks when he finally came out. I mean dear Dickerson did you really play the video once before release? What a wastage of money, time and effort on this!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member If you enjoyed Cast Away, 127 Hours, All Is Lost, or Gravity, then this film might be for you. I am always amazed by how strong a human being can be to survive, and this film amazed me. Detour is an intense and thrilling story about a literally buried man that puts all his efforts to survive. Full review: afilmadaybysonia.blogspot.com/2015/02/detour-2013.html Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie started out weak. The first scene does not grab the attention. And you can tell right away that this is going to be the back drop of the entire thing. It has no back story at all so you don't really get to know the character except by his frantic panicky actions. But it does get a little more interesting about half way through. Still I found it hard to relate to the character. And it doesn't really have an ending. I've seen worse. But I've seen way better. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review william s Claustrophobic.....yes.Entertaining.....hell no.More of an experiment in acting than a movie,might have worked better as a play. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis An advertising executive (Neil Hopkins) tries desperately to save himself after a mudslide buries him in his car.
      Director
      William Dickerson
      Producer
      Diane Becker, Neil Hopkins, Rachel Hoffman, Carrie LeGrand
      Screenwriter
      William Dickerson, Dwight Moody
      Distributor
      Gravitas Ventures
      Production Co
      Fishbowl Films, Level 1 Entertainment
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 29, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 27m
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