• Detroit (2017)


Release Date: July 28th, 2017

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2017

R |2 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession. By the end of the night, three unarmed men are gunned down while several others are brutally beaten.

Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: First Light Production, Page 1, Annapurna Pictures

Distributors: Annapurna Pictures

Keywords: Intense, Mystery, Fall, Hotel, Police station, 1960s, Underdog, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    This gritty, gripping movie starts slowly but builds in intensity, culminating in sorrow and raw nerves. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Intense and physically powerful in the way it conveys its atrocious events, the film nonetheless remains short on complexity, as if it were enough simply to provoke and outrage the audience. It's a grim tale with no catharsis. show more

  • 60
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Detroit suffers from muddled intentions and a lack of a clear why. It could have maintained a narrower focus on the lives of the black folks affected by the motel incident. Instead, Detroit tries to accomplish too much too cautiously. show more

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