IMDb rating: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 82%Watch full movie now
John Boyega (Star Wars) and Will Poulter, both British actors, star and Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directs this dramatisation of the 1967 Detroit Riots.
What starts as a raid on an unlicensed club descends into citywide chaos as rioters and snipers clash with police and national guardsmen. In one hotel, a disparate group of partiers and musicians try to survive the night when a racist cop and a security guard drunk on power accuse them of being involved in a crime they didn’t commit.
Rotten Tomatoes gave Detroit 82% and said: “Detroit delivers a gut-wrenching – and essential – dramatization of a tragic chapter from America’s past that draws distressing parallels to the present.”