- 2h 23min
- 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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Detroit21 Aug 2017
Blistering, unapologetically violent drama from Kathryn Bigelow which recreates the Algiers Motel murders
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