Detroit

critic Reviews

84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score84%
  • Detroit delivers a gut-wrenching -- and essential -- dramatization of a tragic chapter from America's past that draws distressing parallels to the present.
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    Chris SawinReel Rundown
    Detroit has this 12 Years a Slave quality to it. The film is absolutely compelling from start to finish, but it enrages you and continues to poke and irritate you until you're in a livid state by the end of the film.
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    Víctor López G.Espinof
    Brilliant in all its aspects - from realization to its overwhelming performances. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Whether or not [Kathyrn] Bigelow and [Mark] Boal should have been the people to tell this story, what is up on the screen, at least for the middle third, is a breathtaking film experience that is incredibly affecting.
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    Matthew LucasThe Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
    A merciless and all too vital portrait of a conflict that is unfortunately still with us today.
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    Detroit offers a remarkable portrait of an event 50 years ago, famous then but largely forgotten now.
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    Dan MurrellScreen Junkies
    Harrowing.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    All the acting is top notch.
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    Jack BlackwellOne Room With A View
    It's a tough watch, and catharsis is only delivered in tiny, occasional batches, always tempered with anxiety, but Detroit is a vital, exhilarating, and terrifying snapshot of a history that remains all too relevant.
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    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    Hard to watch but hard to let go. This is a great document on reality. [Full review in Spanish].
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    Allen AdamsThe Maine Edge
    Detroit is a gripping, infuriating snapshot of a horrible and unjust blemish on our country's history.
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