ⓘ Detour (2016 film)


ⓘ Detour (2016 film)

Detour is a 2016 British thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, John Lynch, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Reine Swart. The film was released in the United States on 20 January 2017 by Magnet Releasing.


1. Plot

Young law student Harper blames his powerful stepfather Vincent for causing the car accident that put his mother in a coma. One evening in a bar he drinks with the professional criminal Johnny Ray, who agrees to kill his stepfather for $20.000. Johnny Ray and his girlfriend Cherry arrive the next morning to take Harper to Vegas to carry out the murder. The trip to Las Vegas becomes a battle of wits and determination between Johnny Ray, who has debts to pay along the way, and Harper, who seeks to conceal his own crimes and to escape from Johnny Ray with Cherry.


2. Cast

  • Bel Powley as Cherry
  • Stephen Moyer as Vincent
  • Emory Cohen as Johnny Ray
  • John Lynch as Frank
  • Reine Swart as Claire Wiseman
  • Tye Sheridan as Harper
  • Gbenga Akinnagbe as Michael

3. Release

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 16 April 2016. On 14 May 2016, Magnet Releasing acquired distribution rights to the film, which it released in the United States on 20 January 2017.


4. Response

Box office

Detour grossed $1.788 in the United States and Canada and $5.812 in other territories for a worldwide total of $7.600, plus $374.237 with home video sales.

Critical reception

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63% based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 5.98/10. On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 46 out of 100, based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".