A recognition that historical politics can be just as bizarre and absurd as the modern flavor.
In many ways a throwback, which would be okay if there wasn’t already an okay version of the same story kicking around from the 1970s .
The movie touches on issues of duality and psychology but often uses shock tactics to shake things up.
The movie may not be the second coming of "Heat" but it’s good enough to turn up the temperature to “warm.”
The central character is as small figuratively as he is literally, and that limits the movie’s capacity to enthrall and engage.
Almost seems too bizarre to be true, even though it is - an inadvertent success story that illustrates there’s more than one way to stardom.
Everyone will be awed by Gary Oldman’s uncanny transformation and the way he brings back to life an icon who has been dead for more than 50 years.
There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”
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, Anthony Mackie, Ben O’Toole, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Jacob Latimore, Nathan Davis Jr.
"Detroit" functions as much as a dramatization of things that happened as a cautionary tale of where we could be headed.