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Detroit (2017)

A brutal depiction of police brutality

Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

7.3

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United States of America
English
Depressing, Intense, Tear-jerker
2017
Female director, Kathryn Bigelow
Alexander Cook, Algee Smith, Andrea Eversley
143 min

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A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

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7.3
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John Boyega, Algee Smith, and John Krasinski star in this difficult portrayal of the Detroit 1967 riots, the biggest civil unrest in American history before the 92 L.A. protests. A murderous cop, a band on the verge of breaking big, and a hard-working security guard find their fates intertwined by the events that took place that summer. Detroit blends real-life images with its storytelling. It would be a perfect movie if it wasn’t for a scene in which the police brutalize young Black men for finding them in a hotel with two White girls. This scene, while a necessary part of the story, is overstretched and feels almost sadistic, more so because the film was made by a White director, Kathryn Bigelow.

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