Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, and John Krasinski star.~Jack Rodgers
Kathryn Bigelow has been a long time favorite director of mine as she has a unique talent for capturing tension while doing so through fantastic character dialogue. Point Break, Hurt Locker, And Zero Dark Thirty all prove this and Detroit is no exception.
Set in the late 60’s, Detroit explores the 1967 riots that I’m turn spurred a horrific hate crime perpetrated by racist police officers against the black community. This film pulls no punches and forces the audience to not only feel the experience of what the people in this story went through in real life, but to come to grips with how our society functioned then and the problems we STILL face today.
This was a film that didn’t get nearly enough recognition on its release but is a movie that everyone should watch. Available for a fantastic price and a powerful film to add to the collection. Comes with a host of special features and a free digital copy.
Great Historical Story for Today's Social Climate!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
This story about social injustice during the Detroit Riots of 1967 is a perfect mirror for the struggles we face in society today. This Blu-ray movie arrived much sooner than expected. Thank you, Best Buy!
This movie left a bitter taste in my mouth because of the realness of it. This movie was based on true stories in Detroit. Haven't anything changed for the better, if anything it has gotten worse. Because of the darkness of your skin or you belong to black race you can get arrested, false claims filed against your innocence, and more so lately you end up dead and innocence.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Non stop suspenseful action
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
A really powerful movie. I never heard about this until today. I couldn't move.
Kathryn Bigelow directs John Boyega in a stunningly shot story of disturbing police brutality and civil unrest in 1960s Detroit. In the days where unarmed people are being executed, Detroit travels back in time with this movie. Revisiting a shocking “incident” that took place amid five days of rioting in the summer of 1967, Detroit is a provocative period piece made all the more alarming by its stark contemporary relevance. More than 40 people died during the so-called “Detroit rebellion”, most of them African Americans, many shot by the police or national guardsmen. In attempting to unpack “the anatomy of an uprising”, Bigelow focuses in on a harrowing tragedy that has become emblematic of the racial tensions still haunting the US.
Directed by Katherine Bigelow ( Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty) This is a gritty telling of actual events that took place back in the 1960's. It has a an outstanding cast with John Boyega ( Star Wars films), Will Poulter ( Maze Runner Films and Voyage of the Dawn Trader), Algee Smith, Jason Smith, and John Krazinski.
As I mentioned earlier this is a difficult film to watch. It does show the awful racism and inequality that existed then, and still does exist now - just not as bad as it was then.
A must watch!