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He went searching for love... but fate forced a DETOUR to revelry... violence... mystery!
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Detour for $5.95

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 19, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1945
  • Label: Criterion

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Total Count: 26


User Ratings: 5,352
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: 9/10 -- One of the greatest noirs of all time, shot on an almost non-existent budget, lives again. Full Review
It's Just Movies
Dec 13, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Ulmer brings an enormous amount of impressionistic creativity and (what are now considered) infamous noir tropes into the project without spending more money. Full Review
Apr 4, 2019
Rating: 3.5/4 -- One of the most dour, dank and despairing of all film noir offerings. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Mar 23, 2019
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: 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
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

Product Description:

Al Roberts, a New York nightclub pianist, hitch-hikes to Hollywood to meet his girlfriend Sue. The gambler he's riding with, Charles, unexpectedly dies. Afraid the police wouldn't believe the truth, Al takes the man's identity. In a gas station, he gives a lift to Vera, a woman that knew Charles and blackmails Al with tragic consequences. -- Description provided by TMDb


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  • UPC: 715515227919
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