Queen & Slim (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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 (217) | Top Critics (40)

A thoroughly moral tale told with great flair.

March 11, 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…

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?

January 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Simultaneously beautiful and troubling.

January 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

January 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film just doesn't work, but we'll be intrigued to see what Matsoukas does next.

January 30, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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