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The 1967 ‘Detroit’ riot was one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States history. Protesters, police and the National Guard clashed on the streets in the horrific, deadly conflict. 

When a shot is heard at the Algiers Motel, armed police converge on the area and begin a standoff with those inside. Everyone just wants to survive the night, but as tensions escalate between police and civilians, not everyone’s getting out alive. 

Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow takes on one of the most terrifying events in US history, with a stellar cast including John Boyega, Anthony Mackie and Will Poulter.

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  • Cast members
    Anthony Mackie, John Boyega, Will Poulter
  • Running time
    143 minutes
  • Directed by
    Kathryn Bigelow
  • Language


Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

4 Stars
“ Detroit’s sustained sense-attack will be talked about for years ”

4 Stars
“ Tense, tough and terrifyingly timely ”

4 Stars
“ History retold in the blistering present tense ”

Summary of customer ratings

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Reviewer: GiuseppeDate: 2017-09-17

Poorly directed; about 20 minutes too long and was rushed at the end..


Reviewer: daveh44Date: 2017-09-06

A really powerful, horrific portrayal. Deeply disturbing in places, I felt really uncomfortable as the intensity increased. A frightening historical representation of times (hopefully) long gone..


Reviewer: sonnycDate: 2017-08-29

Powerful, compelling drama. Set in 1960 about black lives during the Detroit riots.

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