Detroit – A long watch but a worthwhile watch

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Detroit, a superbly crafted movie by director Kathryn Bigelow, is one of the most unmissable, frightening, shocking films this summer. This gritty, uncompromising story is based around the true events of the summer of 1967 where three young African American me were murdered at the Algiers Motel in Detroit.

The movie Detroit uses a mix of archive footage from the events of 1967 with some incredible cinematography from Barry Ackroyd (Jason Bourne, Captain Phillips). This meshes seamlessly, and when coupled with Kathryn Bigelow’s superb direction creates an ultra-realistic feel and literally puts you in the middle of the horrifying situation.

On that fateful evening, Larry Reed (Algee Smith) lead singer of the professional, black R&B group The Dramatics, along with his friend Fred Temple (Jacob Latimore) are involved in an incident which saw his tour bus attacked by rioters. Separated from the rest of his band member, Larry takes Fred to the Algers motel, where they rent a room for the night. It is there where they meet two white girls, Julie (Hannah Murray) and Karen (Kaitlyn Dever), who introduce them to their friends Carl Cooper (Jason Michell) and Aubrey Pollard (Nathan Davis Jr)… Read more from The Hollywood News


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