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This review is from: Detour  [DVD] (DVD)
Playing out as some kind of nightmare, Detour demands repeat viewings since its running time is so short it leaves you hankering for more come the end. We follow the protagonist Al Roberts on the road, and watch (with accompanied narration) a sequence of events that see him in the middle of nowhere at a diner fearing for his future.
Devilishly dark in tone, the film relies on a fine underplayed performance from Tom Neal as Roberts, and a gloriously annoying turn from Ann Savage as Vera. The film was made for next to nothing in only one week, and the whole film screams out as a low budget movie shot with a sleazy tint, but it fits perfectly for the genre, and although it took me two viewings to fully get onside with it, the film is an essential viewing for those interested in film noir. 8/10