Cert: 15 – Contains strong threat, violence, language.
Kathryn Bigelow / USA 2017 / 2h23m / Digital
Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Hannah Murray, John Krasinski, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor
Her first film since 2012's 'Zero Dark Thirty', Kathryn Bigelow collaborates for a third time with writer Mark Boal ('The Hurt Locker') on this sweeping, powerful drama set amidst the Detroit riots of 1967. A shifting multi-character story starring John Boyega, Will Poulter and Anthony Mackie, 'Detroit' opens with a heavy-handed police raid on an unlicensed bar - setting in motion a city-wide wave of backlash and dissent. Across the city,a soul band find refuge from the rioting in the Algiers Motel, an impromptu party that has tragic consequences... It may have taken place 50 years ago, but the smouldering embers of this conflict have continued to burn, particularly in the wake of ongoing police brutality and racial division. Bigelow's tough, riveting film makes its easy to see why.