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Tye Sheridan is really something in Detour, a neo-noir thriller with more than enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, but not quite enough character development to keep you caring about anyone except for Tye Sheridan.
Written and directed by Christopher Smith (Severance, Triangle), Detour stars Sheridan (Mud, X-Men: Apocalypse) as Harper, a law student who is tortured by the fact that his mother is in a coma, and tormented by the idea that his asshole stepfather is responsible for the car accident that put her there. On the eve of a call from the doctors that he knows could mean they’ll have to pull the plug on mom, Harper, drunk and reckless, stumbles upon a hitman in a bar and makes a deal to have his stepfather taken out. The next morning, intent on making that hit and collecting $20,000 fee, Johnny Ray (yes, that is actually the hitman’s name, and he’s played by Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines), who does a great job with a character who is wildly unsympathetic) shows up at Harper’s place with Cherry, his girl/stripper/prostitute to organize the hit. Harper no longer wants to go through with it, but Johnny Ray insists, and a wild trip to Vegas to take out the stepdad ensues.
|Emory Cohen in Detour|
|Tye Sheridan, in Detour|
|Bel Powley in Detour|
|The cast of Detour|
DETOUR will be in theaters, OnDemand,
on Amazon Video and iTunes January 20, 2017