R| 2 Hours and 30 Minutes | Crime – Drama – History
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow
Written By: Mark Boal
Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith
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. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.
Critics Consensus: Detroit delivers a gut-wrenching — and essential — dramatization of a tragic chapter from America’s past that draws distressing parallels to the present.