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Time Out says

1 out of 5 stars

The career of Danny Dyer is one of the most inexplicable phenomena in British film. Average looking and singularly lacking in thespian chops, he has nonetheless managed to carve out a loyal fanbase for a seemingly unending stream of low-budget, DIY Cockernee gangsta flicks. Here he plays Frankie, a hardnut convict who escapes from chokey, carjacks hapless middle-class mum Amber (Anna Walton) and forces her to drive him around the East End at knifepoint.

What follows is mind-numbingly repetitive – they encounter a passer-by, said passer-by clues into Danny’s evil scheme, Danny calls passer-by a slag before knifing them to death – and grindingly tedious: you’ll feel every one of these 90 long minutes. ‘Deviation’ is a small cut above the usual Dyer sludge – it features a decent central turn from Walton, some slick digital photography and a script which isn’t ambitious enough to be truly, completely awful – but awarding it more than one star would still be overgenerous.

Written by Tom Huddleston

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 24 February 2012
  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:JK Amalou
  • Screenwriter:JK Amalou
  • Cast:
    • Danny Dyer
    • Anna Walton
    • James Doherty
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