Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12-year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun ... See full summary »
Law student and all round good guy, Harper, suspects that his scheming step-father, Vincent, is responsible for the car crash that sent his mother into a coma. Drowning his sorrows one evening in a seedy L.A whiskey bar, Harper is interrupted by a tough looking redneck called Johnny Ray who offers to 'take care' of his step-dad for the cool sum of US$20,000. Angry, intent on revenge and fuelled by alcohol, Harper agrees to the deal and spends the rest of his evening downing shots with Johnny Ray. The next morning, Harper awakes to the mother of all hangovers with hazy memory of the previous night's events. Answering a knock at the front door, he is surprised to find Johnny Ray and his beautiful but distant girlfriend, Cherry, ready and waiting to drive to Vegas to kill Vincent. Harper's claims that he was drunk and didn't know what he was doing mean nothing to Johnny Ray who is more threatening than ever in the cold light of day. Harper quickly realises that there is no easy way out; ...
Early in the movie Harper James (Tye Sheridan) is watching an old black and white movie whilst laying on the couch. You see a couple driving down the highway. That scene is from the movie Detour (1945) starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage. See more »
The front end of Ford Mustang alternates between 1972 and 1973 model years. See more »
Detour is a film about this teen who hires a criminal to murder his stepfather and we see the movie played out in two different ways:if he hired the criminal and if he didn't. But things aren't always as they seem, you will see for yourself and if you did, you probably know what I'm talking about.
It's interesting in the first act, then it slows down a bit in the second act and then turns the complete plot around in the third act. This movie may be a bit too many plot twists to process at first, but once you really think about it, it all makes perfect sense. The problem is, that slowing down in the second act makes you lose your interest a bit, but don't let that fool you.
The movie isn't long, so try to get into it. It's very stylishly done and it's a nice throwback to crime movies of the 90s, like Reservoir Dogs or True Romance. If you are thinking about watching this, gibe it a chance.
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