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Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit Gets An Intense Final Trailer

Things get intense fast in the final trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's upcoming thriller Detroit. The drama stars John Boyega as Melvin Dismukes, a young police officer working amidst the riots in Detroit during the summer of 1967. The film specifically focuses on the Algiers Motel Incident, in which three young black men were killed by police.

The trailer begins with Dismukes in an interrogation room. "When we have these conversations, we do them in stages," his interrogator says. "Stage one, witnesses. Stage two, suspects. What happened at the motel?" 

The motel is the hide-out for the singers of The Dramatics, who run there after the riots on the street cut off one of their concerts. The singers, along with a group of other occupants of the motel, are subjected to mental and physical abuse from members of the Detroit police force, led by Will Poulter's Philip Krauss. "You don't talk about this to anyone ever, you understand?" Krauss says. "It's a war zone out there. They're destroying the city. I'm trying to help here." 

The trailer incorporates the movie's positive reviews, which call it riveting, pulse-pounding, and the best movie of the year. The film currently holds a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and has been hailed as an early Oscar contender.

Jacob Latimore, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Ben O'Toole, Jack Reynor, Joseph David-Jones, Algee Smith, Kaitlyn Dever, and Hannah Murray also star in Detroit, which was directed by The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow based on a script from that film's Mark Boal. The movie, one of many that will blow you away this summer, hits limited theaters tomorrow, with a wide release on Aug. 4.