The disappointment of what this movie could have been dogs it as it navigates safe, predictable roads to a preordained conclusion.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-11-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Woddy Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Josh Caras, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head, Max Greenfield
An Oscar-wannabe that didn’t make the cut and is being released in mid-August hoping to find a small audience.
The narrative effectively marries the character based-aspects with the mystery-thriller ones.
Weird without being off-putting and offers a different kind of experience than most films.
Eye-opening and humanizing, this is as atypical an animated feature as one is likely to find washing ashore in the United States.
The lack of a clear direction and vision leads to something haphazard, sloppy, and not remotely viscerally compelling.
Not so much a bad movie as a superficial, uninspired, and forgettable one.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Hannah Murray, Jason Mitchell, Jack Reynor, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben O’Toole, Anthony Mackie, Nathan Davis Jr.
"Detroit" functions as much as a dramatization of things that happened as a cautionary tale of where we could be headed.
Looks and feels like something made for Cartoon Network or Amazon Prime rather than a big-screen offering.