Detroit was relentless, claustrophobic, horrifying, enraging. . .all the things reviewers are saying. Also with a number of flaws that are hard to overlook. I don't blame Kathryn Bigelow for trying; it just seems like a difficult story to tell, a) without spending more time on the events that lead up (she tries, but only can devote so much time), and b) reconstructing what happened out of so many conflicting accounts, as well has having to compact the timeline so much. Very good ensemble cast, very well shot (to my untrained eyes anyway), and lots of attention to detail. Worth seeing, at least as a gateway to learning about the larger history of the 1967 Detroit riots.