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Detroit (2017)


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From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of '67.


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An American horror story rooted so deeply and shamefully in home soil that it is still painful to watch half a century after the true events it's based on took place.

July 24, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Far from ancient history.

July 24, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It hurts, because it needs to. This is not a film about civic pride or the city's comeback. We have to own this, and Bigelow highlights this ugly moment on its 50th anniversary. Yes, the city has moved on, but this incident still stings.

July 23, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A drama as powerful as it is timely.

July 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

July 23, 2017 | Full Review…

A work of consummate skill which kicks into high gear when the focus turns from widespread civil unrest to the very specific.

July 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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