A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest RACE riots in United States history. The story is centred around 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 brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.
I give this 4 because I appreciate a director giving this era some limelight. Beyond that, there is little to like: The narrative arc was fractured - clunky and misjudged, the acting poor, the character development non-existent, it suffered significant historical inaccuracies, and was frankly boring to watch for the most part.
John Boyega, although billed as a major player, was on the sidelines of this film as was every other actor except the central sadistic cop. Had an entire cinema to ourselves and still considered leaving several times. A terrible disappointment. Watch 'In the Heat of the Night' instead.
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