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September 14, 2012
Grady and Ewing are exceptionally skilled and sensitive visual storytellers, adroit at recognizing decisive moments and smart enough to let viewers make of them what they will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 14, 2012
"Detropia" offers up a mirror to the country: This is what the future may look like. Now, what do you want to do about it?
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 11, 2012
Makes a telling case that Detroit has gone beyond recession to a full-blown Depression, just like the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2012
This documentary film, about the deconstruction of a great American city, is surprisingly lyrical and often very moving.
September 8, 2012
A powerful documentary on the demise of the auto industry without Michael Moore's mawkish Capraesque pieties about how Barack Obama will institute a new New Deal and return the working class to its gloried past.
September 7, 2012
Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady evoke the human heart of the economic malaise that's eating away at the core of this country, while pointing the way toward better days ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 6, 2012
Moving from union hall to town hall, from brutal salary negotiations to contentious plans to create urban farms out of concrete wasteland, the film listens and moves on.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2012
What the movie captures overall looks like a scene from a sci-fi, postapocalyptic nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2012
The brilliance with this one is pretty subtle, which ought to make it a film you want to watch over and over again.
September 6, 2012
... something of a tone poem soaked in the blues
Top Critic
September 6, 2012
At times, as Ewing and Grady's cameras prowl its empty streets, the city seems like the world's largest ghost town.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 4, 2012
Imagine if Frederick Wiseman and David Lynch had a bastard child, and you'll get a sense of the movie's off-kilter aesthetic, a potent and pointed mix of firsthand observation and surreal flights of fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2012
Beautifully composed and purposefully edited to a haunting electronic score ...
September 2, 2012
Detropia seems to be looking for answers, but the ones it finds are too close to the surface to be satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 21, 2012
A simultaneously surrealistic and sobering warning that the Motor City's host of woes might be coming soon to a town near you!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 30, 2012
A potent snapshot of a potential future for many American cities.
January 24, 2012
Doc about Detroit's state of abandonment offers snapshots and sounds but little new information.
October 5, 2012
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 26, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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