Queen & Slim

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92% Audience Score92%
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Crazy (and mostly accurate) depiction of things that would take the limelight soon after the movies release. A good look into the complexity of the race issue of today
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Phenomenal, one of the best films I've seen all year
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I truely can‘t beliebe this movie wasn‘t nominated in ANY category this year. Now in particular, the movie‘s topic is extremely relevant.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    My only question was: how did I not see this sooner? Daniel and Jodie were perfect from beginning to bitter end...each moment had me hanging off my seat while simultaneously enthralled with their chemistry. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I stumbled on this film through this weblink - https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/african-american-movies-white-authority-protests/index.html The fact I'd only seen 'Do The Right Thing' didn't surprise me, as I am learning a lot lately! 'Queen And Slim' appealed the most, after watching trailers for 'Rosewood'. I felt I wanted to know, see and follow a more contemporary vibe. I was mesmerised by the film. I'm a white British queer male, who has visited the States many times, and I was reminded forcefully of the truth that hit me when I first visited; in spite (or, as James Baldwin writes, perhaps because of) the widespread, relentless and breathtaking lack of humanity from white to black in the US of A, African-American culture in general exudes something so much more human and real than the legacy of white European settlement can offer, a depth of common humanity that runs through this film as it traverses from the colder north to the warmer south (a visual journey as well as I think, a metaphor). The arc of the two leads is amazing as they gradually let go of the rigor mortis of trying to stay alive and sane and behave like 'good citizens' in chilly Cleveland. It was a startling pleasure to witness the solidarity of the people of colour and blacks with the fugitives against a militarised state apparatus (the proliferation of firearms over there and the trigger-happy ease of their use never ceases to astound me. Human conflict becomes deadly very easily, no surprise there!) The tenderness of some of the characters and scenes (my favourite supporting actor has to be the elegant Afro-ed queen who unbraids Queen's hair during a soft and intimate scene), the twists, turns and tensions was astounding . Avoiding spoiler alerts, I was literally spellbound to the end. Faultless in and of itself, any art form can be critiqued, but I'm not gonna do that, because it was such a complete and utterly mesmerising experience. I would recommend everyone watches this film. 'Bonnie & Clyde' is much used in the reviews I read, it also had echoes of Terrence Malik's classic 'Badlands', though the characters were, in my opinion, deeper and richer. I rented it - I'll probably purchase it, and almost wanted to start watching it again as soon as it ended, it was so compelling. Thank you to all who created this landmark of art.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    I really like this movie. I thought it was well written with good visuals and a great soundtrack. All the actors did a great job.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Well, it wasn't all that bad. I kept looking for that one scene that everyone said was ridiculous... Yes, it was ridiculous. Actually, the whole setup is hard to believe. But as a film, it was passable.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    After you kill a cop you go dancing? I don't think so. Still, it's got a lot to offer.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    #QueenAndSlim #MovieReview: 7/10 Pros: Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith Interesting love story Character growth throughout Competently written and directed Dramatic elements Cons: Frustratingly dumb character choices Some uneven pacing early on About 20min too long
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Every aspect of this movie seems to be filled with intention. Great and topical film, there's some dialogue that's a bit heavy-handed or overwrought but it doesnt detract too much from the movie, I would argue rather that it adds another layer- the movie becomes something that spans multiple genres- it's a romcom, it's a road trip movie, it's a suspense film,, etc. the writing in general is really the weakest point, at some times it does in fact nearly reach the point of caricature, but is saved just by the sheer amount of characters in that sense, so that even if some are flat, there's a lot represented.