He went searching for love... but fate forced a DETOUR to revelry... violence... mystery!
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: 2013
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Mr Fat - W Video

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Total Count: 26


User Ratings: 5,352
Rating: 4/4 -- It lives on, haunting and creepy, an embodiment of the guilty soul of film noir. No one who has seen it has easily forgotten it. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
One of the most daring and thoroughly perverse works of art ever to come out of Hollywood. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Oct 16, 2007
Rating: 7/10 -- The world of Detour provides a sharp contrast with the cheerful domesticity and rah-rah jingoism of many Hollywood films of the period ... Full Review
Jul 23, 2014
Passion joins with folly to produce termite art par excellence. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 3.5/4 -- one of the darkest and most fatalistic of the postwar film noir-to the point that, if it didn't work so well, it could be mistaken for a postmodern parody of the genre Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Apr 8, 2019
Rating: 5/5 -- A one-of-a-kind masterpiece that is as bleak and bitter to behold as ever. Full Review
Dec 6, 2018
Rating: 3.5/4 -- One of the most dour, dank and despairing of all film noir offerings. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Mar 23, 2019

Product Description:

New York Pianist Tom Neal hitchikes West to join his girlfriend, accepting a ride from affable gambler Edmund MacDonald. En route, MacDonald suffers a fatal heart attack and Neal panics, disposing of the body, and taking the car and money. He drives on, only to pick up a woman hitchiker who previously hitchiked with the gambler and who realizes the pianist is not who he pretends to be.


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