Detroit
- John Boyega

Overview - Director Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Director Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, and John Krasinski star.

Cast List

Kathryn Bigelow - Director/Screenwriter
James Newton Howard - Composer, KING KONG (2005)
Randall Poster - PRODUCER/WRITER/MUSIC
Colin Wilson - Producer, big budget films, '90s-, LOST WORLD 1 & 2
Barry Ackroyd - Director of Photography, THE LOST SON (1999)
Kathy Lucas
Greg Berry
Paul N.J. Ottosson
George Drakoulias - Music supervisor, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
Tina Anderson - Post Production Coordinator
Joe Rossi
Stephen Pope
Simon Warnock
Mark Boal - Story, IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Carmen Lopez - Costume Designer; Makeup
Ele Bardha
Zero VFX Inc.
Rebecca Woodfork
Marine Chene
Angela Marinis
Jeri LaShay
Imagine Engine
Russell G. Jones
Ricardo Pitts-Wiley
Glenn Fitzgerald - Actor
Frank Wood - Actor, THE HIRE (2001)
Lizan Mitchell
Anthony Mackie - Actor, SHE HATE ME (2004)
Malcolm David Kelley - American Actor
Bates Wilder
John Krasinski - American actor, THE OFFICE (U.S. VERSION)
Laz Alonso - American Actor, LEPRECHAUN: BACK 2 THA HOOD (2003)
Tyler James Williams - Actor, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS
Chris Chalk
Will Poulter - Star, SON OF RAMBOW
Gary Wilmes - Actor
Leon Thomas III
Jeremy Strong - Actor
Hannah Murray - British actress
Jason Mitchell - Actor
Chris Coy - Actor
Amari Cheatom
Edward Arrendell
Jacob Latimore
Ato Blankson-Wood
Darren Goldstein
John Boyega
Kaitlyn Dever
Ephraim Sykes
Will Bouvier
Samira Wiley
Jack Reynor
Dennis Staroselsky
David Adam Flannery
Karen Pittman
Gbenga Akinnagbe - Star, THE SAVAGES (2007)
Jeff Avigian
Barton Bund
Timothy John Smith - Actor, ;
Ben O'Toole
Alexander Cook
Jimi Stanton - Actor, ;
Austin Hebert
Miguel J. Pimentel
Kelby Turner Akin
Algee Smith
Joseph David Jones
Nathan Davis Jr.
Peyton Alex Smith
Khris Davis
Mason Alban
Bennett Deady
Andrea Eversley
Michael Jibrin
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide
Daniel Washington - Actor
Benz Veal
Angel Blaise
Lance Law
Jaleel Sanders
Raymond Moreno
Donald St.John
Kegan Cline
Corinne Pitts-Wiley
Ashley Richardson - Actor, ;
Justin Mane
Zurin Villanueva
Anissa Felix
Amber Owens
Jonny P.
George Hooker
Eddie Troy
Devin Clark - Actor, ;
Joey Lawyer
Morgan Taylor - Actor
Michael Haase
Zachary Eisenstat
Kris Sidberry
Nickolas Lorizio
Cailyn Kemka
Frost, Henry lll
Josh Bartlett
Ramatoulaye Bah Bangura
Kenneth Israel
Jeffrey L. Brown
Tumelano Chapman
Cherrelle Kimble
Montgomery, Dennis lll
Jerome Thompson
Rakeem Andre Chapman
Esslena Jackson
Valeri Lewis
Alvin Darrell Randolph
Tara Winborne

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 143
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 024543439394
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2018

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Race Relations
Scandal
Police
Historical
Crime
Racism

 
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Reviews:
"Shot docudrama style with an emphasis on visceral force....Intense and physically powerful in the way it conveys its atrocious events..." - 07/23/2017 Hollywood Reporter


"DETROIT is angry, lucid, bludgeoning, subtle, and at times surprisingly moving." - 07/28/2017 Film Comment


"[T]he tense, harrowingly intimate DETROIT rounds out a trilogy of fact-based, fog-of-war interpretive histories. Even though it’s based on an episode that occurred half a century ago, it feels like her timeliest movie yet." - 07/28/2017 Washington Post


"[A] sweeping, scalding drama about the Detroit riots that took place 50 years ago....A hair-trigger historical nightmare, one you can’t tear yourself away from." - 07/23/2017 Variety


4 stars out of 5 -- "The performances, naturalistic and naturally dialled up, are strong, with Mackie and Smith branding their agony deep into viewers’ brains..." - 07/27/2017 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "Recreated in unflinching real-time, DETROIT’s sustained sense-attack will be talked about for years, if not decades, to come -- an hour-long endurance so physical you experience it in the pit of your stomach." - 07/26/2017 Empire


"DETROIT is a searing, pulse-pounding, shocking and deeply effective dramatic interpretation of events in and around the Algiers Motel, where police tortured, abused and assaulted a dozen 'suspects,' murdering three of them." - 07/25/2017 Chicago Sun-Times


"[A]n 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." -- Grade: A- - 07/24/2017 Entertainment Weekly


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's a hardcore masterpiece that digs into our violent past to hold up a dark mirror to the systemic racism that still rages in the here and now." - 07/25/2017 Rolling Stone


"[A] tense, excruciating and entirely necessary new film..." - 07/27/2017 Los Angeles Times


"It understands and strives to dramatize racism not as a matter of bad personal attitudes or equal and opposite prejudices, but rather as a structuring fact of American life, an apparatus of power, exclusion and control..." - 07/26/2017 New York Times


"[I]t’s a very angry movie packed with ideas about the difference (or lack thereof) between racist threats and racist violence and the militarization of American policing, drawing the Vietnam War, the racism of law enforcement, and this country’s later forays into the Middle East into a continuum." - 07/26/2017 A.V. Club

 
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