August 1st, 2017



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Release Year: 2017

Rating: 7.7/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith

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.

John Boyega - Dismukes
Will Poulter - Krauss
Algee Smith - Larry
Jacob Latimore - Fred
Jason Mitchell - Carl
Hannah Murray - Julie
Jack Reynor - Demens
Kaitlyn Dever - Karen
Ben O'Toole - Flynn
John Krasinski - Attorney Auerbach
Anthony Mackie - Greene
Nathan Davis Jr. - Aubrey
Peyton 'Alex' Smith - Lee
Malcolm David Kelley - Michael
Joseph David-Jones - Morris

Taglines: It's Time We Knew


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2017

Filming Locations: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Opening Weekend: $350,190 (USA) (28 July 2017)

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

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Did You Know?

Portions of this movie were filmed on Ashmont Street in Boston, MA. One of the homes used is the rectory of All Saints Ashmont Episcopal Church just down the street. The church itself served as a staging area for the 1970's era vehicles and was used for filming scenes. See more »

User Review


Rating: 4/10

The movie "Detroit" doesn't accurately reflect the 1967 accounts. It begins with raiding the Blind Pig (an illegal operation) and arresting patrons. It then shows rioters throwing bottles through police car windows. What it fails to show is why. As patrons were arrested, they were brutally beaten, and women were sexually accosted by police.

Innocent teens were also brutalized by police, with 3 murdered at the Algiers hotel. What it didn't show was the sodomization of these teens by police. Two were only at the Algiers hotel to avoid the curfew violation. Sadly, the police walked away scot-free because the "sodomization" wasn't allowed as testimony during the trial.

It shows the Dramatics' first break at the Fox Theatre Motown Revue, and also shows them singing "Whatcha See is Whatcha Get" during this period. The Dramatics began releasing music in 1963 with "Toy Soldier", and 4 songs between 1963 and 1967. The song "Whatcha See is Whatcha Get" wasn't released until 1971.


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