‘Detroit’ was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (well known for directing The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty) and stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Aglee Smith and etc. This is based on a true story that took place in 1967 in Detroit, where some many riots, violence, shooting and stuff were caused by African-American people and sometimes police officers ended up killing some guys by shooting. This movie mostly focuses on one of the incidents which occurred between African-American guys and some police officers who caught those people and interrogate them in an incredibly cruel and threatening way after hearing some gunshots from an apartment...
This movie was really good and even though the film was 2 hours and 20 minutes long, I felt like that I saw an hour film after the film came to an end just cos every single scene has some stuff which intrigued and kept my eyes wide open so I never got bored. This film was, for me, better than those two films that she directed before, even the Oscar winning film The Hurt Locker. One of the reasons why I found this movie that interesting was probably that I didn’t know about the circumstances in the city of Detroit at that time that much, though I knew it used to be a dangerous city just a little bit. And I learned so many things such as the existence of kinda corrupt, brutal and biased police officers, sporadic gun shooting in that city and stuff. I felt like that I was enlightened from this movie. From the beginning to the end, everything was tense and nothing unimportant there so didn’t find this film slow, dull or anything negative luckily. I suppose it’s thanks to performances of these incredible actors especially Will Poulter who played a role of one of brutal police officers interrogating the residents in a really threatening way and ends up doing something horrible (I’m not gonna say what he did cos it might be a bit of spoilers) but his performance was incredible and since he’s never showed such a horrifying face before, it was pretty much to see...Anyway hope you’ll enjoy this movie as much as I did too.
Thank you for reading my brief review of ‘Detroit’!
Detroit is a period-piece. A dramatization of an infamous era in the United States' recollections. It is a topical film that masterfully preserves the past yet profoundly speaks of the present. As with the Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Katheryn Bigelow bestow a documentary-like feel to the film. Putting audiences at the center of the chaos, amplifying our sense of fear and distress. With the help of its outstanding casts--particularly, Boyega, Poulter, and Smith--Detroit ushers in scenes of indescribable horror, comparable to that of the scariest horror flick.
Detroit is an emotionally exhausting film. It may not be the most entertaining cinematic outing, but the facts remained--these event happened. The current occurrences of injustice only make Detroit more essential.