'Detroit' gets early 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

- The film that tells the story of one of darkest moments during the 1967 Detroit rebellion has a rare perfect score so far on Rotten Tomatoes as of Tuesday afternoon.

"Detroit," directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, currently has a 100 percent rating on the Tomatometer, which measures movies based on published reviews by professional movie and TV critics.


A movie's considered fresh if the Tomatometer is 60 percent or higher, and rotten if it's 59 percent or below. So far, "Detroit" has had 16 fresh reviews.

Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language, the film opens in theaters August 5.

Its Rotten Tomatoes page also features excerpts from national movie critics:

"An American horror story rooted so deeply and shamefully in home soil that it is still painful to watch half a century after the true events it's based on took place," wrote Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly.

"A drama as powerful as it is timely," said Owen Gleiberman of Variety.

"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. It's a grim tale with no catharsis," wrote Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter.

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