Detroit

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  142 min.
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Digital: November 28, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: December 12, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.29
based on 94 votes and 31 reviews
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Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie

Synopsis

In the summer of 1967, a handful of rioters took over the city of Detroit following a police raid on an unlicensed bar. Army paratroopers, National Guardsmen and state and local police were called on to help put a stop to the rioting, which lasted for five days.

What sparked the riots was the racism and discrimination by the police force that was felt within the city by the African American population. In the end, 43 people were dead, almost 1,200 were injured and over 2,000 buildings destroyed.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Colin Wilson, Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison, Matthew Budman
Screenplay: Mark Boal
Official Site: detroit.movie

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  • 5 stars "Things I never knew"
  • 5 stars "Great movie, historically accurate, interesting plot! Great acting"
  • 4 stars "The film “Detroit” is a disturbingly painful movie to watch. The direction, production and film work is exceptional. In general the acting is very well delivered and the music is relevant to the action and direction of the film. The civil and racial unrest in the motor city are well documented. This is a movie with violence, nudity and is not for the weak of heart. Definitely not appropriate for children.,, but mature teenagers should in fact see it, as to understand the struggles of the "Detroit sound". Highly recommend this movie. ( It is a bit long in length, but this is a minor criticism )"