Detour

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Mature thriller has interesting characters, some surprises.

R 2017 90 minutes

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age 14+

Inventive

Adult action drama showing the darker sides of life experiences in a retro noir film. This movie uses spilt imaging on screen at times depicting the story's events at different periods of time to keep the viewer guessing what comes next and connecting the dots to understand the characters. Although confusing at times, it entertains. Hairpin turns and action sequences are meant to shock the viewer. Subject matter is seeded but trills keep coming. All the characters are convincing, dialogue is good and photography is excellent. Some obvious mistakes occur in the storyline especially the dead body of the step father stuffed in the truck of the Mustang. There is abolutely no way the other characters traveling in the car would not smell the decaying human body, let alone trying to get the another person ( police officer ) into the truck of the car with the dead body. There is no way two persons could even fit into the truck. This is the biggest flaw in the movie story, thusly making it not believable. Here the director and script writer failed. Altering this obvious mistake was so easy, yet ignored, causing me to give it an average rating for what could have been better rating. Movie shows drugs being use, swearing but no sex.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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