Callow law student Tye Sheridan wants his stepfather to pay for the accident that put his mother in a coma.

But, after drunkenly spilling his thoughts in a bar, he finds himself on a perilous road trip to Las Vegas, at the mercy of tattooed grifter Emory Cohen and his stripper girlfriend Bel Powley.

Playing tricks with split screens and narrative time as options open up and diverge for its beleaguered protagonist, this cunning thriller constantly wrong-foots us – and, it turns out, things are even more slippery than they appear.

Even though you may conclude that writer-director Christopher Smith has been too clever by half, there’s no denying his film is immensely stylish and the young leads are terrific.