Detroit Reviews

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August 17, 2017
[Detroit] is a film that, for all its emotional power, is strangely disengaged from the cultural and systemic forces that led to police brutality in 1967 and continue to do so today.
August 8, 2017
The violence in Detroit is gratuitous simply because there is so much of it and it is so profoundly repugnant.
August 7, 2017
Bigelow doesn't have as original, as distinctive, as reflective a sense of cinematic drama as the extraordinary subject matter of "Detroit" requires.
August 4, 2017
Reteaming Bigelow and Boal, Detroit lacks the clarity of their previous collaborations but the ambitious period drama maintains their power to disturb, and question what it is to be an American.
August 4, 2017
This may be the point that racist violence reduces its victims to an atrocious nothingness. But the unrelenting atrocity, so lacking in dramatic or emotional modulation, becomes numbing.
August 4, 2017
Somewhere between a Straw Dogs-style "survive the night" home invasion narrative, Milgram experiment moral problem play and racial torture porn.
June 4, 2019
A merciless and all too vital portrait of a conflict that is unfortunately still with us today.
April 26, 2019
Detroit offers a remarkable portrait of an event 50 years ago, famous then but largely forgotten now.
April 24, 2019
Harrowing.
March 11, 2019
All the acting is top notch.
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