Queen & Slim

critic Reviews

82% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score82%
  • Stylish, provocative, and powerful, Queen & Slim tells a gripping fugitive story steeped in timely, thoughtful subtext.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    A thoroughly moral tale told with great flair.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Effortlessly charismatic and oozing chemistry, this is a duo to die for.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Sometimes Queen & Slim is too stylish for its own good and a few detours drag. But how can you find fault with a movie that combines the intelligence of Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th with the madcap energy of True Romance?
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    Adam WhiteIndependent (UK)
    Simultaneously beautiful and troubling.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Their characters are only loosely sketched, which suits both Kaluuya's watchful, reticent performance - reminiscent of his star-making work in Get Out - and Turner-Smith's lack of experience.
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    David JenkinsLittle White Lies
    The film just doesn't work, but we'll be intrigued to see what Matsoukas does next.
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    Ricardo GallegosLa Estatuilla
    Once you comprehend its characters, the passion of the film comes through and the love story completely absorbs you. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Ray PrideNewcity
    Seething, kaleidoscopic fury that surfaces as a dense, dreamlike variation on the classic outlaw-couple romance after a diner first date between a pair of middle-class African Americans.. There's bravura and bravado, style and anger to burn.
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    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith are a perfect pairing in a "True Romance"-style scurry across the Southern States.
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    Ruben Peralta RigaudCocalecas
    It's certainly understandable that the characters don't act rationally in an extreme situation, but Queen & Slim overloads the suspension of disbelief over and over again. [Full review in Spanish]
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