Early reviews praise 'Detroit' movie with 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jul 24, 2017

The stars of the 'Detroit' movie are in town ahead of the premiere at The Fox Theatre, and the early reviews are in with positive things to say.

With 13 reviews on popular review site Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 100 percent rating with all 13 reviews considered "fresh."

On top of that, the website says 95 percent of people want to see the film.

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the film depicts the events at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit riots.

Owen Gleiberman, the chief film critic at Variety called "Detroit" a "sweeping, scalding drama about the Detroit riots that took place 50 years ago.

"You're entering a zone where the usual feel-good pieties don't apply," he added. "For this is no comforting drama of social protest. It's closer to a hair-trigger historical nightmare, one you can't tear yourself away from."

The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy said the film is "intense and physically powerful in the way it conveys its atrocious events, the film nonetheless remains short on complexity, as if it were enough simply to provoke and outrage the audience."

Kristopher Tapley of Variety said the film will come out as a "sure-fire contender" for an Oscar. 

"I left 'Detroit' shaken, moved, angry," Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair writes. "It’s a striking film, with a significant, wounding impact."

It stars John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith and more.

The film premieres nationwide August 4, but Detroiters can catch the movie a week early on July 28 at the Bel-Air Luxury Cinema on 8 Mile Rd. or AMC Star John R 15 in Madison Heights.