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Detroit 15 rating

John Boyega excels as the security guard caught up in a violent conflagration during the riots of 1967, in Kathryn Bigelow's blistering thriller.

Drama 2017 143 mins

Director: Kathryn Bigelow



In the summer of 1967, amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion and with the city under curfew, an incident in Detroit’s Algiers Motel saw the murder of three young African American men and the brutal beating of several other men and women. Focusing on the terrifying events that transpired that night, the unfolding chaos and its aftermath, director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) brings to the screen a vivid exploration of America’s recent past.

John Boyega excels as the security guard caught in the middle of both a violent confrontation and an agonising moral quandary, in a film that presents a controversial and blistering account of a dark historical incident.