Detroit parents guide

Detroit Parent Guide

A black moment in history.

Release date August 4, 2017

Based on the Detroit Riot of 1967, this movie follows the events that transpired at the Algiers Motel, where three black men were killed and nine others (even black men and two white women) were beaten.

Why is Detroit rated R? The MPAA rated Detroit R for strong violence and pervasive language.

Run Time: 143 minutes

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Detroit
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Detroit rated R? Detroit is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence and pervasive language.

Violence:
- Frequent explicit violence.
- Violent acts shown in realistic detail with blood and tissue damage.
- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a brutal context.
- Depictions of physical assault and injury.
- Torture.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Disturbing scenes.
- Bullying.
- Theme of racism.

Sexual Content:
- Scene of nudity, depicting breasts, in a non-sexual context.
- Sexual references, language and innuendo. 
- Crude content.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Fondling.
 
Profanity:
Approximately 140 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual contexts.
- Infrequent use of cursing, profanity and scatological slang.
- Vulgar expressions and ethnocultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in recreational and historical contexts.
- Substance abuse.

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News About "Detroit"

History remains a little mysterious about the events, now called the Algiers Motel Incident, which happened during the Detroit Race Riot of 1967. During the height of the police raid on the city, three black teenagers were shot to death in the shabby establishment. Police statements and the accounts of witnesses don't give much insight into the truth of the situtation.

Such events lend themselves well to movie scripts, because there is a lot of room for artistic license.

The script may prove timely. Even though 50 years have past, news events report that there is still a cry to remember Black Lives Matter.

Cast and Crew

Detroit is directed by Kathryn Bigelow and stars John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith.

Home Video

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Other movie based on civil unrest and racial prejudices are Selma and Lee Daniels’ The Butler.