Movie Talk: “Detroit”

“Detroit” tells the story on accounts of testimonies and statements of the police raid events unfolded inside Algiers Motel on the night of July 25, 1967. The movie tells about the 1967 rebellion riots sparked by injustice. A sniper fire allegedly came from the direction of Motel Algier. Police with racial bias raid the annex building, detaining its mostly black occupants with hostile and brutal interrogation.

The movie’s pictorial showed police department had no regard for hard evidence, the Fifth Amendment, and Miranda Rights, which the Miranda vs. Arizona ruling only happened the year before in 1966. The storytelling is modest and not with much gratuitous violence or over dramatization, as some scenes made me reflect on the many real-life headlines dealing with police abuse and racial issues. “Detroit” is a fantastic movie with a great story, picture, score, dialogue, and vocals.

I rate it 9 out of 10.