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Portions of Detroit were filmed in Lynn

Film review  by Steve Duffy –

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in a multi-day riot. The story is centered on 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 beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

Will Poulter portrays Krauss, a racist police officer, whose hatred is incredibly unnerving.

The rest of the ensemble cast is amazing. Anthony Mackie and John Boyega, who plays security guard Melvin Dismukes, are more than excellent.

The most harrowing part of the film is the vicious interrogation of the guests at the Algiers hotel. Be prepared, it is hard to watch.

Director Kathryn Bigelow does a great job mixing archival footage to bring this tragic story to life on the big screen.

Detroit” will make you angry and leave you upset for days. This film is not one you will not soon forget. Simply powerful!

Rating: R for strong violence and pervasive language

Runtime: 142 min

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