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Detroit is a movie starring John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, and Algee Smith. Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on...

Other Titles
Detroit: Zona de conflicto, Detroit: zona de conflicto, デトロイト, Detroit: Μια οργισμένη πόλη, Detroit em Rebelião, Détroit, 底特律
Running Time
2 hours 23 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Thriller, History, Drama, Crime
Kathryn Bigelow
Mark Boal
Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, John Boyega, Algee Smith
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The race riots that occurred in the predominantly black Victoria Park neighborhood of Detroit in late July, 1967 are presented. The riots began on July 23 following a raid on an unlicensed after hours black club serving liquor in celebration for just returned black soldiers from the war. The confrontation between the black populace of the neighborhood and police escalated with increasing action on both sides, those actions including burning and looting in the neighborhood on the public side, and the setting of curfews and calling in the National Guard to assist by Michigan Governor George Romney. The movie focuses on a situation on the evening of July 25 in the Algiers Motel, where the authorities, led by the Detroit Police Department, were searching for a supposed sniper firing at the authorities, the motel which should have been a place of sanctuary away from riots happening outside the motel walls. The individuals at the motel that evening include the following. White DPD Officer Phillip Krauss has his own moral stance where he will do whatever required to exact his form of justice, which included the day before mortally shooting a black looter in the back as he was running away unarmed. That incident the day before colors the way Krauss now handles such confrontations. A singular white National Guardman on the scene knows the volatility of the situation based on the patrolmen's actions, but does whatever he can to keep those being interrogated alive while not stepping on the toes of the police. Melvin Dismukes is a black part-time security guard who does whatever he can to diffuse the situation all in an effort for the black populace to survive whatever given situation at the time. Larry 'Cleveland' Reed, the lead singer for the Dramatics, and his friend Fred Temple took refuge at the motel after a gig which could have been the Dramatics big break was canceled at the last minute due to the riots, which left them outside after curfew. Carl Cooper, a resident at the motel, wanted white people to feel the fear black people felt every day at the hands and more specifically guns of the police. Greene, a black man, is a recently decommissioned soldier, who is solely in Detroit trying to find a job. And Julie Ann and Karen are two young white women from Ohio staying at the motel, they who have no issue in partying with the predominantly black residents and other guests at the motel.

Comments about thriller «Detroit» (22)

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A solid and believable account of the events of October, 1976, and the aftermath, this film is gripping from the beginning to the end. It is not without flaws, however, in its attempt to present the facts in a manner that portrays the crimes as being inevitable, and the crimes as being at least as much a part of the state's response to the unrest of the 80's as the events themselves. The film fails to account for the difficulties that the perpetrators had in having their stories told in such a manner that they would be believed. In the end, though, it makes an effective and absorbing film. 9/10

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Brenda B.

This is a film that the people of the UK should see, as it shows what a corrupt police force can do to a person and how easily they can be controlled. The true story of the Liverpool gang that terrorised Liverpool for three years in the mid 80s is not the sensationalised version that has been put out by the media. This is the true story of a real gang that really did terrorise Liverpool, and it shows the police were unprepared for the scale of the crime, and how quickly they could be out of control.

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Charles Willis

When I first heard of this film, I was afraid it would be just another film with a Hollywood ending. I was wrong. This film is more than just a film about a corrupt police force. The acting was good, the story was fascinating and was very entertaining. I really liked how the director (Dan Gilroy) showed the facts, showing how corrupt the police force was, and the corrupt officer who did it. I really like the part when he says, "There is a class of people who would not call the police if someone is shot, who would call the police if the police were involved in a crime. They are the people that call the police for other people's crimes". I really liked the way this film showed how corrupt the police force was, and how bad the police officer. Overall I would definitely recommend this film. If you are interested in a film that is not just a film about a corrupt police force, you should definitely watch this film.

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Julia V.

I was blown away by this movie. I have seen "A list" actors in lesser movies and usually they are just "sketchy" and "that doesn't sound very nice" but in this movie they really were great. Matthew McConaughey was great and J.K Simmons was so convincing that I had to think he was the one playing the part. When he did his infamous "keep on keepin on" line you could see the fear in his eyes. The scene when he was in the police station and the people were discussing the last murder and he kept on saying "we can't believe it.he's gone" It really was a good dramatic scene. I really did not expect this movie to be as good as it was. I am not a huge fan of crime movies but this one was amazing. I highly recommend seeing it. This is not just another movie, this is a film you can watch over and over again. The movie takes you on a roller-coaster ride and makes you wonder what you would do if you were in their shoes. Also, the ending is a shocker, I wasn't expecting it and I loved it! I just hope you have the chance to see it. I have seen it twice and I will see it again and again. I really can't say enough about this movie. A must see.

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Melissa Vasquez

I would like to say that I am a huge fan of the source material, especially the first two films. I also loved The Fast and the Furious, and was very disappointed when that series ended. I also have a serious love of the original tv series and would like to see this film to be as good as the other two. I thought the story was very well put together and the casting was perfect. The story of how these people went from victim to hero was very well done and the acting was superb. I think the only thing I was disappointed with was that the one scene that was supposed to show the entire scope of the crime was cut from the theatrical release and the scene with Kevin Costner was cut from the DVD version of the film. I have seen some comments about this and thought it was a little confusing. I know that this movie was meant to be a true representation of what the people who went to prison went through, but the scene with Kevin Costner was a little confusing and I thought it was a little unprofessional. I would definitely recommend this film to any fan of the original tv series, I know I will be watching this film many times. I give it an A-

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This is a story about one man's life, and what his life could have been if he had lived. "Blowtorch" is a very well made film. The acting is very good, the story is well-crafted and the cinematography is good. The film is a reflection of life in the world of organized crime. The acting is very well-done. The director is very creative, and he has a good idea of what he wants to do. I highly recommend this film to anyone who enjoys a good story and good acting. 9/10

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William H.

The story is based on true events and the performances are magnificent. This movie is truly inspiring. The movie is based on the real events and the performance of the actors is brilliant. One must see this movie to know what is really going on in the world. Also, the special effects are very good, but I think it is only the special effects of the actors. The story is very moving and it is not boring. I would recommend this movie to everyone.

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Jacqueline West

There's no doubt that this film has all the hallmarks of a great movie. It has all the right ingredients. It has a very real sense of place. It is done in a manner that makes it very cinematic. It is done in a very real way. There's a lot of dialogue that moves at a very fast pace. The soundtrack is very well done. The acting is superb. It's an excellent story with a great cast of characters. The direction is well done. This is a very compelling story, and I'd love to see it again. I'd recommend it to anyone who has a serious interest in any aspect of the modern world.

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This is a very good movie and I think that its worth watching. I'm sorry I did not give it a 10. I think this movie is worth watching. I saw it on TV and I thought that the acting was superb and the direction and editing were top-notch. It's a very well-done movie that gives you a good feel for the late 1800's and it's more than just a thriller. Its a great film. It's probably not for everyone but I think it deserves to be watched. I think you should be able to watch it twice and really get into it.

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Aaron Martinez

Hollywood would never dare to make such a movie without a strong supporting cast and a highly intelligent script. Mr. Martin is the only one who could have done it. He has created an intense, very well written and directed movie that everyone must watch. The screenplay is very original and clever and has many memorable lines. I like the movie because of its theme. It's not about revenge or revenge of any kind. It's about the human nature and how it can be manipulated and deceived. It's about how people can create and exploit for their own gain. The ending is very powerful and touching and all in all, a masterpiece. Mr. Martin has created a movie that you must see, you will never forget it and you will never forget his work. See it!

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This movie was such a true story, and a very realistic one at that. The use of color and the dark reds of the car hoods really helped to make this movie feel dark and grimy, and in that sense, the movie really does feel like it's going to get worse from the very beginning. As for the plot, it was good. The movie focuses on the plot of what happened to the characters in the car, and how they survived, and the cops were on the case, and it didn't really go on for very long. There were some parts that were good, but I think that the majority of the movie was just pretty boring. It was a bit long, and the people in the movie did a pretty good job at making it seem like a long movie, but it was still pretty boring. The acting was pretty good, and the casting was good as well. I recommend this movie, because it really does feel like it's going to get worse from the very beginning. Overall, a good movie, but it really is a bit boring at times, and the plot is good, but I think it's not as good as the plot in the movie does, but it is still good. I rate this movie 9/10.

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Steven L.

I am a real movie fan and i am a man of my word. I have seen the movie 3 times, and i do not have any problem with that, it is a great movie, and i am always on the lookout for the best movie. this movie is not only a great movie, but it is also a great character drama. i am not a big fan of The Wire, but i think that the acting is much better, and the story is also very unique. I did not like the movie, but i can understand if you are not a big fan of the series. Overall, i give this movie a 9/10

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Pamela Lucas

This movie is more about the actors than the story. But the characters are very well written and you can feel the passion that the director and the actors have for their role. The movie doesn't show a lot of violence or sex, but the atmosphere is very strong, and the movie is very good. I really enjoyed it, I don't know why this movie didn't get the success that it deserves, but I really think that it deserves it. I think that the movie will win a few Oscars. It has a very strong director and a very strong actor, and the cast is very good. The movie is about the Civil War and about the Union and the Confederacy. The movie shows how the soldiers of both sides were living, and they are living very well. The movie doesn't focus too much on politics or politics about the Civil War. But the movie shows that the people that are fighting for the Confederacy are very much from that way of thinking, that they don't believe in God and that they are willing to kill people just to keep their own way of life. And the way they are living is very strong. The movie doesn't have too much violence, but I think that the movie will win a few awards, and it is a very good movie. The actors are very good and the movie is very good. 9/10

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Nicholas C.

I loved this film. I had just finished reading the book when I bought this film, and I have to say I am impressed. The cast is excellent, especially Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. I have never seen the book, and I am very glad I bought the film instead of the book, because it is well worth the money to see the film. I also liked the way they added the film's ending, which I didn't know about until I watched the film. The last 15 minutes of the film is a little confusing, but you get the idea. The film is a good way to spend an evening with your loved one, it is an effective way to kill time, and it is very entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good crime film.

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Pamela F.

I saw this film at the ripe old age of 16 years old and I will admit I was in awe of the movie's incredible script and style. I was the one who was always finding holes in the plot and the acting but I did enjoy this film. I like seeing the acting and direction of a great film like this one. Not many films have a great script but this one does. You can tell that they really tried to make the characters feel real and you get a feeling of depth in the story and you feel you know the characters better than you did. The cinematography was breathtaking and you feel as though you are really in that place. I am a huge Stephen Soderbergh fan and I think this movie does a great job of showing his vision of the future, not just for the movie, but for the world. I would highly recommend this film and its director to anyone who likes films that are original and that are set in the future.

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Andrea T.

I saw this movie in the early 90's, and I was amazed. I hadn't seen the original film, so I wasn't familiar with the events and characters. I was surprised at how well this film captures the essence of the original, the show's memorable moments, and the intensity of the time period. The acting is excellent. You feel like you're there on the set of the show. The fight scenes are excellent, the cinematography is excellent, the sound is great, and the music is great. Even the end credit music is great. The story itself is good, the plot is solid, and the characters are great. There's really not much to say about this film. It's a great film, one of the best films of all time. If you haven't seen this film, then you're missing out on a great film.

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I saw this movie last night and found it to be a very thought provoking, well acted, well shot film that left me thinking about it for days. The director, Tom Hooper, made this movie in his native Australia and he is not a first time filmmaker, having directed some really great films including The Razor's Edge. I think he will do some of the best films of the 21st century. I can not stress enough how good this movie was. I think the lead actor was outstanding and the cinematography and editing were absolutely superb. I can not believe how fast the story was told and how the characters all came together at the end to create a really well rounded and exciting story. All of the actors were excellent and well cast. I believe this movie will be a great contender for best picture and I look forward to seeing it again and again.

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Arthur Fowler

This is a very powerful film, it shows how the generations of this country have been abused, exploited, and betrayed by the U.S. Government. The characters in this film are very well developed, especially those who are members of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, the movie is not about the Constitution, it is about the government that the people of this country have had to pay for the mistakes and abuses made by the government, and it is a very emotional film. The people who made this film were very careful to stay true to the Constitution of the United States, the authors of the Constitution, and not to include any language that would have weakened the Constitution. The film was not produced as a propaganda piece, it was produced for its audience to understand the effects of the government. I think that the director of this film has done a very good job of depicting the corruption of the U.S. Government, and the atrocities committed by the U.S. Government in its war on Vietnam, and the fact that the Constitution of the United States has been weakened by the government. This movie is not a movie that is for people who have never seen a movie before. The message is very important, and you have to see it to believe it. However, I feel that the people who see this film, will not understand it as well as I did, because I saw it a year ago, and I did not understand it as well as I did a year ago. I think that it is a very important movie, and it is a great movie to watch with your friends, it has a lot of powerful messages. It is a must see for any person who wants to know what the U.S. Government has done to our country.

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Amber R.

To me, this film really hits a nerve. It has all the usual tropes of the "swamp town" genre, and I can't help but compare it to what I saw in 'Citizen Kane'. But I don't think that comparison holds much weight, because I think that the film is much more. It's a rather violent film, and yet it is an exercise in mood and character. The film has a distinct feel to it. The atmosphere is pervasive. The film is not a happy film, and the characters are not "good", but are rather flawed and almost feral. The actors are very good, especially that of Dustin Hoffman. He is both convincing and emotionally withdrawn. I'm not sure if it's a film about the power of the press, or just a psychological drama. But I think that this film, while not really a comedy, is quite serious. If you're looking for an action film, and you're looking for a film that explores the power of the press, you might like it, but I think that this film will probably make you uncomfortable, or at least get you thinking about it. The ending is unexpected, but I think that it's quite good.

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This movie is all about a white police officer who happens to be black. He's being investigated for murder and the only witness to the crime, who happens to be a black man, also happens to be black. The cop is faced with a choice: Do the right thing and prove his innocence, or do the right thing and turn in his badge and gun. And he does the right thing. He takes the witness and witnesses him confess. And he turns in his badge and gun. It's a great movie. The characters are great and the whole thing is really well done. It's not as good as the other "King" movies, but it's not a bad movie. It's the type of movie that will leave you thinking a while after you leave the theater.

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I don't think this is a movie that really belongs to Tarantino, but I don't think this is a movie that is really his. It is an amazing film that can be described as "great" for the most part. The film is based on true events and the film does it's best to give the audience an insight into how this event affected many people. The performances in this film are quite well done, especially in the scenes involving the mayor and the police officer. It is nice to see that a black director made a film with a large cast and good performances and it was a good move for Tarantino. The film is also very exciting and interesting and it really shows that Tarantino is a great director. The first time I watched this movie I was amazed that a film that is based on true events was made, but now I understand that the story was important to Tarantino. This film is definitely a must watch and a must see for anyone.

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Carolyn Bryant

The problem with the movie is that it should have been given an Oscar for best movie, or something along those lines. It is indeed an outstanding piece of work. I can't believe this is a film I have seen so many times, I saw it at the age of 5, and it was still fresh and new. To say that it is amazing would be a disservice, as it is amazing. It is very well made, and the actors were superb, especially Robin Williams. I found it hard to believe that this is not the same character he played in "Good Morning Vietnam". The best performance, however, goes to Michael Clarke Duncan as J.R. who is very well done, as is Sam Waterston. The cinematography was very good, especially during the flashback scenes, and the location work was fantastic. It is true that the film is a bit over the top, but it is a bit over the top in a good way. The ending is a bit cliche, but it does not take away from the movie at all. Overall, a very good film.