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Deviation

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A psychopath is on the loose in London town.

Tackling his most challenging role to date, Danny Dyer tries to follow the likes of Mitchum and De Niro into the mind of an escaped psychopath.

You have to feel sorry for Anna Walton (the princess in Hellboy II), playing a nurse kidnapped at knifepoint by Dyer’s grinning, boyish loon and forced to drive around London’s famously deserted streets (cough) while he mugs and swaggers his way throughan undoubtedly committed but unfortunately misguided performance.

Still, writer/director J.K. Amalou’s mockney rehash of The Hitcher would be duller without him.

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    • omgitsgray

      Feb 13th 2012, 12:12

      NEVER MIND, MR. DIRE. LOL.

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    • EddieFelson

      Feb 14th 2012, 12:45

      Is Mr Dyer the most 1* rated actor of all time? does he deserve it.... probably

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    • NickBamber

      Feb 15th 2012, 9:30

      The Dyer has made bad and good films. A feeble attempt at sarcasm to pander to the anti-Dyer crowd (of which Paul Bradshaw is very obviously one!) can't be called a proper film review. Total Film would do better employing smarter film critics who do not insult the intelligence of the more "open" movie goers and perhaps take a less prejudiced and more balanced approach to a film. This is a review I'd expect in a downmarket mag, not in a film magazine which purports to be for the more discerning crowd. So for this, Paul Bradshaw is the Dyer of movie reviewers! Bradshaw's Review of Deviation: 1 star out of 5. In other words: ignore, see the film and make up your own mind, which I will do when I see the film.

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    • MillerCrosses

      Feb 20th 2012, 13:40

      @NickBamber Dyer makes terrible films, deal with it.

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 21st 2012, 0:26

      Dyer's scum. He's an idiot with a horrific attitude towards women.

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 21st 2012, 22:39

      You're kidding, right? He told a jilted boyfriend to 'cut her so she'll never be beautiful again' then weaselled out of accepting responsibility. The fact you'll defend Dyer and lay into Paddy McGuinness (good luck on kicking his head in btw, he's about two foot taller than you, moron) demonstrates just how removed from reality you really are. You accuse others of sexism then stick up for Dyer? You really are a f*****g idiot.

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 22nd 2012, 0:15

      Oh so if he appears in a gay magazine and is married, that kind of thing is acceptable? He got caught, he didn't own up straight away, he blamed everyone else first until he had to grovel to keep his job. You're a f*****g idiot, and a hypocritical spineless little s**t to be accusing everyone on these boards of sexism as often as you do and then go and stick up for a man who says horrific c**p like that.

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    • WilliamFacebook

      Feb 27th 2012, 19:20

      I adore this film...

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    • FBDCarver

      Feb 28th 2012, 9:00

      4

      Seriously, just 1 star? Paul Bradshaw's inaccurate review begs the question what exactly are the qualifications needed to become a Total Film reviewer? Has Paul ever written a screenplay? Has Paul ever directed a film, short or otherwise? Has Paul ever attended a film based degree course? Simply just being a fan of movies isn't enough otherwise everyone could do it. Deviation was a well written and directed film, tight, tense and thoroughly enjoyable. Yes it was low budget, but easily a class above the majority of low budget British tripe that dares to grace the big screen and it can stand proudly alongside such films as Kidulthood, Submarine and Tyrannosaur. Danny's performance was nothing short of brilliant and regardless of whether you like him or not, you can't deny the bloke can act...even if he doesn't show us very often. At a very minimum the film should have been rated three stars. Perhaps you need to review the qualifications of your review staff?

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    • NickBamber

      Feb 28th 2012, 17:55

      4

      Ooooops. Looks like that "reviewer" Paul Bradshaw has let his dislike of Danny Dyer get the better of him. So he lies about this movie. It's a small, obviously low budget film mainly set in a car with 2 people. Danny Dyer and Anna Walton are very good. Very dark, gripping, scary stuff. Danny Dyer is certainly not "grinning, mugging, swaggering" his way through this film. In fact, he doesn't mug anybody in this pic. Yup, you've read that right. He doesn't. This is no mockney rehash of The Hitcher either: no car chases, stunts, or helicopters blowing up. My initial instinct was right: this is a very misleading review. Don't believe me? See it. So, for this, I'll downgrade Paul Bradshaw's title from the "Danny Dyer of film reviewers" to the "Ed Wood of film reviewers"!

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