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Queen & Slim (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Stylish, provocative, and powerful, Queen & Slim tells a gripping fugitive story steeped in timely, thoughtful subtext.

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While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

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Cast

Bokeem Woodbine
as Uncle Earl
Chloë Sevigny
as Mrs. Shepherd
Flea
as Mr. Shepherd
Sturgill Simpson
as Police Officer Reed
Indya Moore
as Goddess
Kenneth Kynt Bryan
as Funeral Attendee
Dominic Cancelliere
as Lexus Driver
John Sturgill Simpson
as Police Officer Reed
Benito Martinez
as Sheriff Edgar
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All Critics (224) | Top Critics (60)

Queen & Slim bowls you over with its powerful, charged story. Not one to be missed.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An excellent, hard-hitting new film about race relations in America today...

March 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A thoroughly moral tale told with great flair.

March 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The whole film has this dreamy, heady atmosphere, but despite all the things going on around it and all the things it's about...it is, at its heart, a love story.

February 11, 2020 | Full Review…

As this hot couple unwittingly become Black Lives Matter icons, the provocative script is increasingly peppered with implausible beats and infuriatingly dim decisions but it's worth riding those out to reach the transcendent moments between.

February 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Effortlessly charismatic and oozing chemistry, this is a duo to die for.

February 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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