Director Rob Schmidt, working from a screenplay by Alan McElroy, manages to keep the suspense up through the final hour of the film. Cast members acquit themselves agreeably, carrying off horror archetypes without much fanfare.
In these movies, it's always easy to figure out who's going to survive and make the killers cough up their own blood, but you still hope that the victims will go in the order of their performances -- worst actor first, etc. No such luck.
Une version navet de Délivrance même s'il est certainement injuste de les comparer directement... d'abord parce qu'ici, ça se passe sur la terre ferme et ensuite parce qu'il faudrait plutôt le mettre en parallèle des "Collines (qui ont) des "yeux" et là, Détour Mortel s'en tire plutôt honorablement !
Evidemment, le scénario fait dans la facilité et les comédiens sont assez à la masse, pour ne pas dire plus... Mais les donzelles ont armé leurs wonderbras et **** débardeurs et poussent des cris d'orfraie qui font volontiers ricaner ; elles font office ma foi d'une bien belle chair à canon... ou plutôt de viande à hâcher pour nos ploucs dégénérés consanguins de la forêt.
C'est donc souvent drôle et un tantinet gore tout de même (miam), et puis on ne s'ennuie décidément pas, car le film a su rester court et va droit toujours droit à l'essentiel. Enfin, la réalisation est dans l'ensemble très correcte.
Yet another generic white-trash slasher flick from the early 2000's- Wrong Turn proves to be nothing short of a Texas Chainsaw rip off- except with slightly more plot and far less style. It's easy to say I did not enjoy watching this movie. I try to keep an open mind on horror films in general, as many can be quite panned for silly reasons, but honestly I think this one deserves far more crap than it receives. The only good thing I can say about this film is that lead actor and Dexter star Desmond Harrington tries his best in his role. His lines can be written horribly and his character quite generic, but he does truly try throughout the film despite his inescapable character flaws- and is easily the best actor in the films entirety. The other actors vary from being the stereotypical horror cast members and characters we always see, to being annoying little turds that truly just got lucky to be in a film at all. So much of this film is just tedious nonsense, that it was honestly quite hard to sit through. The dialogue is repetitive, each scene is one stupid game of cat and mouse after the next, and none of it is interesting. The cinematography is done incredibly poorly, the look of the film as bland as can be, and the story is almost non-existent. None of it is frightening, very very little of it is amusing, and it's honestly a dud all the way through. It may not be the worst horror movie i've seen, but it is up there.