Detroit | Chicago Reader


Rated R 143 minutes 2017

With Detroit, her latest feature, director Kathryn Bigelow has done something unusual: she's made a film that fits all the criteria for what a "Kathryn Bigelow movie" should be, yet one that doesn't much feel like a "Kathryn Bigelow movie." Like several of Bigelow's other feature-length efforts, Detroit is a critique of both institutional corruption and law enforcement as well as an examination of masculinity. But tonally and structurally the work feels like the product of a different director—until the credits rolled and the onscreen text read "Directed by Kathryn Bigelow," I wondered whether I was seeing something helmed by someone else entirely. Continue reading>>

Film Credits

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Producer: Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman, Mark Boal, Colin Wilson, Greg Shapiro and Hugo Lindgren

Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O'Toole, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Smith, Malcolm Kelley, Joseph David-Jones, Laz Alonso, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Austin Hébert, Miguel Pimentel, Khris Davis, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie

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