Detour Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 16548

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 4

Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/2017

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/25/2017

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Christopher Smith

Actors: Tye Sheridan, Emory Cohen, Stephen Moyer, Bel Powley, John Lynch, Jared Abrahamson

Plot: With his mother in a coma following a car accident, upstanding law student Harper lands in a bar looking to drink his troubles away. But a chance encounter with a young hothead Johnny Ray and stripper Cherry put him on a path to Las Vegas where he has unwillingly set up a $20,000 hit on his step-dad, who he suspects is behind his mother's accident. -- Chris Kavan

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This is One Detour Worth Taking

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/19/2017

The main reason I was drawn to Detour was Bel Powley, who absolutely blew me away in her breakout performance in The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Granted, I am also a fan of Tye Sheridan, though Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is more of a personal preference rather than a critically-acclaimed performance.

Detour also had me hooked with its story that combines a nightmarish road trip with a thriller involving a murder-for-hire that takes a much different turn about a third of the way through the film. Sheridan plays the golden boy Harper - an upstanding pre-law student, but one who has a major issue with his step-father (played by Stephen Moyer). You see, his mother is in a coma and though he has been there nearly ever day, his step-father has hardly visited, though he goes on …

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