Detroit is an audacious, nervy work of art, but it also commemorates history, memorializes the dead and invites reflection on the part of the living. In scale, scope and the space it offers for a long-awaited moral reckoning, it’s nothing less than monumental.
What an incredible experience. If you want a moving, extremely re-active and interactive story this is the game for you.
If you love the character interaction parts of games like Mass Effect, you'll love this.
Pushing the boundaries of what a video game is and can be.
Bigelow and Boal don’t bring much moral complexity to Detroit. They don’t illuminate the psyches of the cops or suggest the fundamental feeling of weakness that drives people to violence. They don’t shed much light on Dismukes’s inaction or subsequent thoughts about what he didn’t do. What Bigelow does — incomparably — is put us in that room with those people at that moment.
Another sad chapter in America's racist past. Another great movie from Kathryn Bigelow one of the best director's in Hollywood. Excellent story more relevant than ever since now Donald J. Trump a racist is president of United States.
Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal’s ‘Detroit’ is a gruelling watch, not just for the fact it’s based on shockingly violent, and tragic events in modern USA history but because the screenplay interferes with certain facts for the sake of ‘entertainment’. While it may be the screenwriter's task to ‘dress-up’ the content of a movie it’s not their task to pad it out with violent falsehoods till it begins to lose sight of its fact-based situation. Many scenes tend to play out as unnecessary, and often they are. The main storyline focuses on the deadly 1967 race riots that already feature enough tension and brutality to sustain viewer concern. It’s uncertain what moviemakers feel they can add to these terrible events decades later - within an artificial re-enactment (maybe a quality documentary would have been a better medium?) But, it’s doubtful any good might come from this re-hashing of yesterday’s hatreds – especially given the present climate of extreme ‘identity politics’ causing division between all races - this in itself, comes across as exploitative ‘activism’ - pushing suspect negative agendas. Sometimes, revisiting certain ugly historical events can offer a moral compass - even giving us warnings signs if they are thoughtfully analysed (as with ‘The Free State Of Jones’ in ‘16) – While others, simply fuel more contempt and distrust - feeding increased hatred. Some may ‘like’ this movie but looking at the financial returns, its possible many prospective patrons may have had the wisdom to see this offering as perhaps, unfortunately, one of the latter variety.
It was alright, And liked some of the director's (K.B.) other movies. I live in Detroit, and i was just a boy during the riots, i remember it much differently than portrayed. I understand that its just my personal experience thats skewing my view of the events in the film. Its an okay movie, and worth the ticket price, but living it, i just feel they couldn't do it the proper justice, but they tried, so A for Effort?
Awful. Director elected to focus on the (alleged) events at the Algiers Motel and its a mistake. No background for the characters are provided . Looters loot and cops commit excessive violence. Tell us something we don't already know.