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Detroit (2017)

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Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

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A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

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It's Time We Knew


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Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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4 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Detroit: Zona de conflicto  »

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Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$350,190 (USA) (28 July 2017)

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$15,525,229 (USA) (18 August 2017)
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Trivia

Anthony Mackie also starred in The Hurt Locker (2008) which was also directed by Kathryn Bigelow. See more »

Goofs

There is a shot in he first half of the movie where the back of a parked Volkswagen Beetle fills most of the frame for a few seconds. The rear deck lid on the VW has four large vertical cooling vent slots, a design that was not introduced until 1972. See more »

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Krauss: It's a war zone out there. They're destroying the city.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Detroit (2017) See more »

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Written by Algee Smith
Performed by Algee Smith and Larry Reed
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Disappointing: Not The Actors' Fault
13 August 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me be very clear; the actors in this film are top-notch, but they were directed and handed scripts by amateurs. The writing is horrendous, and as another astute reviewer noticed (Mr. Crowford), this film was not realistic in the time frame it was supposed to be in. In addition to the authenticity issue, I found the stereotypes of whites in the film to be offensive, although mildly amusing. Of course, we are used to seeing stereotypical black characters portrayed in several films, and we usually recognize them when they appear. One token "good" police officer does not get the job done for accuracy. There were several dozen white (and black) officers hurt during these riots; not one of their characters were examined.

The actors do the best they can with the very shallow script, and I was impressed with several of them, but they sounded like kids at a high school play in several scenes because of the script and indecisive directing. This film could have been so much better, but when political hijacking takes over good filmmaking techniques, it usually results in an inferior product.

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