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A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot.
Crime Drama Thriller - This is a very brutal and harrowing historical drama with an ensemble
cast that includes some familiar faces such as John Boyega, Anthony
Mackie, and Will Poulter. Older adults are the target audience,
primarily males. Constant language, violence, nudity, and very dark
and serious subject matter make the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 16 S-words; 6 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief nudity in a nonsexual context. VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and beatings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent tobacco. ACTION: Some gunplay and rioting. COMEDY: None.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Detroit, despite its flaws, is compelling and deeply unsettling. Its thriller and horror elements gain resonance because, at least to some degree, they're based on real events. Detroit captures attitudes and actions that can never be forgotten.
Roger EbertFull Review Average "Detroit” is ultimately a confused film that has an ugliness reflected in its visual craft and narrative. ...a hollow spectacle, displaying rank racism and countless deaths that has nothing to say about race, the justice system, police brutality, or the city that gives it its title.
NY PostFull Review Excellent Bigelow has an unparalleled capacity for depicting the way fear and anger and confusion distill into terrible, violent decisions. ...what astounds is how easily the story could be lifted out of its time period and into ours.
Slant MagazineFull Review Above Average Kathryn Bigelow hyper-realistically covers her ensemble's actions in the manner of a somber disaster film.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 12 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, we weren't able to collect very many reviews for this movie.
ADULTS: Three of the six males loved it, one rated it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much, and two felt it was only an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The ladies enjoyed it slightly more with four of the six indicating that they loved "Detroit." The remaining two rated it "above average" and "average."