|Stars:||John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski|
|Overall Ratings:||/ 5|
The crime drama 'Detroit' revolves around the story of rioting and civil unrest that commenced in the summer of 1967 and tore down the city of Detroit into tits and bits. Explore the manner in which Kathryn Bigelow directs the drama around the massive search hunt conducted by the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to hunt for the annex and in the process killed three unarmed civilians and beaten brutally injured others.
Explore the manner in which Kathryn Bigelow directs the drama around the massive search hunt conducted by the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to hunt for the annex and killed three unarmed civilians while brutally injuring others in th process to the same.
Although the plot seems interesting, is the movie worth watching? Read the reviews before you book your tickets!
Intense and disturbing, "Detroit" aspires to present-day relevance by chronicling a tale of racial injustice that's a half-century old. Yet the line drawn from those harrowing events to today is partially muddled by a misplaced focus, dwelling on a night of brutal police violence but shortchanging its equally significant aftermath.
Detroit is claustrophobic and intense, and we are never given any moments of release. At times, the tension is difficult to take . Such that, the movie is a sad, missed opportunity, and while Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal meant well, those intentions mean nothing if this story and these victims aren’t given the real treatment that they deserve.
Detroit is an imperfect but entirely gripping drama. More context at the front end of the film would have been helpful, but it’s probably impossible to capture all that history in one picture. See it for what it reveals about what's changed in America’s racial divide over the last 50 years: absolutely nothing.
The Globe and Mail
Detroit unfolds like a horror film. The film flattens its historical personages and its particularities of time-and-place into excruciating exploitation – somewhere between a Straw Dogs-style “survive the night” home invasion narrative, Milgram experiment moral problem play, and racial torture porn.It soft-peddles a bad-apple model of police brutality, instead of taking the institution of policing itself to the task.