Based on the Algiers Motel incident during the 1967 12th Street Riot in Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow's (The Hurt Locker) return to our screens is a gut-wrenching dramatisation of a tragic chapter in America’s past that draws worrying parallels to the present.
In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession.
Detroit is unflinching, unmissable and terrifyingly pertinent, with incredible performances from leads John Boyega and Will Poulter.
BBFC Classification Advice: contains strong threat, violence, language.
Running Time: 2hr 23mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Kathryn Bigelow
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2017