From Oscar-winning writer and director Kathryn Bigelow comes a new drama based on the 1967 police raid in Detroit that erupted into a five day, full-blown city riot.

The plight of the singer Larry (Smith) is skilfully juxtaposed with the actions of the sadistic cop in charge, Krauss (Poulter), the well-meaning security guard Melvin (Boyega) and recently returned Army Vet (Mackie). Interweaving fictional scenes with news footage, this gripping drama resonates with the racial divisions in American society today.

“Unflinching, unmissable and terrifyingly pertinent.” ★★★★ Empire