// //
Detroit (2017) - IMDb
7.4/10
33,210
163 user 291 critic

Detroit (2017)

Trailer
1:39 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
1,044 ( 94)
5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Officer Frank
... Police Sergeant James
Bennett Deady ... Police Officer Bill
Andrea Eversley ... Dancer
... Vietnam Vet
... Blind Pig Patron
Tokunbo Joshua Olumide ... Dave
... Blind Pig Bouncer
... Undercover Cop
... Leon
... Congressman Conyers
Benz Veal ... Nate Conyers
... Young Kid #1
Lance Law ... Young Kid #2
Jaleel Sanders ... Young Kid #3
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

racism | police | singing | motel | fear | See All (469) »

Taglines:

It's Time We Knew See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 August 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Detroit: Zona de conflicto  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$350,190, 30 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,790,139, 12 October 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Once a Polish community, Hamtramck is now a Muslim one. The Poles have been replaced with Yemenis and Bangladeshis. Hamtramck now has the first Muslim-majority city council in the U.S. See more »

Goofs

One of the wall lights in a scene has a fluorescent bulb. These were not invented until the 1990s and not widely used until the 2000s. See more »

Quotes

Krauss: It's a war zone out there. They're destroying the city.
See more »


Soundtracks

(I Know) I'm Losing You
Written by Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.) and Norman Whitfield
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disappointing
11 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to this film as I am a big fan of Kathryn Bigelow as she is one of the few people in Hollywood actually tackling important topics but I walked out completely disappointed.

The mostly unknown actors were all exceptionally good and should have careers ahead of them. The Color grade, Casting, and lack of soundtrack was also very good. What was bad was the childish script which was filled with cartoonish stereotypes from every class, gender and color. I found myself cringing at how awful some of the dialogue was and the direction was pretty much a complete mess.

Anyone that is a fan of Bigelow's films knows that at some point she goes off on some tangent for 15 minutes but them usually rights the ship back on course. This entire film was off course from the opening 15 minutes which is just disarray (which I understand is part of the point) that goes on way too long and we learn nothing that drives the narrative along. The beatings were like seeing the equally awful Passion of the Christ... You get so desensitized by the constant beatings that you really don't care any more. The tacked on Penny Marshall-esque ending was filled with so much saccharine it could have induced a diabetic coma and did a complete injustice to The Dramatics. It was sad because I was really hoping for this to be an important film especially in the timeliness of this decade but instead it became a Lifetime Movie with over the top violence.

In the end I could have lived with the direction if there wasn't such a laughable script. How you take a topic like this and turn it into something that awful was truly amazing. Just present the story and you have a great film but instead you end up this disappointment


59 of 123 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 163 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial