“Extremely powerful when its wandering eye is trained on the moment at hand, when it’s performing a bracingly direct meditation on white violence and black fear. ”~Indiewire
Aroview: Harrowing account of the tragic five day race riot in Detroit, 1967, which lead to The Algiers Motel Incident, in which black civilians were beaten, tortured and killed by riot police.
Working from a script by regular collaborator Mark Boal (HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY), director Kathryn Bigelow unflinchingly navigates the complex subject matter, depicting a toxic climate of racism that remains resonant in today's troubled America.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) A woke horror film by white artists, with all the good and bad that implies. Authoritarians will write it off as liberal pandering, while the rest of us already get the message loud and clear, so who's it's really for? Potent all the same.~fairbrother
2 stars (Good Try) The film opens okay but then becomes boring during the stretched out motel scenes. The documentary format rather than the dramatisation is the best for getting closer to the truth.~tubbs