• 2017
  • US
  • 2h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
  • Cast: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter
  • UK release: 25 August 2017

In Detroit, 1967, during city-wide rioting, armed police descend on the Algiers Motel and subject innocent partygoers to a vicious all-night interrogation. Bald, confrontational, uncomfortable filmmaking which uses an impressive ensemble (Boyega, Poulter, Mitchell, Mackie) to bring home the force of state-sanctioned hatred and racism.

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21 Aug 20174 stars

Blistering, unapologetically violent drama from Kathryn Bigelow which recreates the Algiers Motel murders

Kathryn Bigelow's tenth feature bristles with righteous rage as it takes a depressingly pertinent, unapologetically graphic look at the Algiers Motel murders, an incident of astonishing, prolonged and unchecked police brutality which took place during…

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