Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS24 January 2020
Queen & Slim

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith kill a cop in self-defence while on their first date in music video director Melina Matsoukas's feature debut. Rather than turn themselves in, the couple decides to go on the run.

2020Rating: 16, D L N P S VUSA
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Time Out

Time Out

press

Investing their roles with a somber thoughtfulness, the leads do exquisite work, even when the situation pushes them toward bad decisions or stereotypes.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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This movie feels like something new, and also as if it's been around forever, waiting for its moment.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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It's tempting to fall for, thanks to impeccable work from Matsoukas and Kaluuya, but by the end, for a film so focused on love, I wanted to feel a bit more of it.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Queen & Slim tackles urgent, difficult subjects with bravery, care and adrenalised genre cool. But it triumphs because it shows you the personal toll beyond the politics. And how black lives brimming with potential can still turn on one fateful moment.

4.0
1
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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It's a road movie that's timely - the plot reverberates with recent news stories, heartrending and enraging - but also untethered from headlines or the calendar, unfolding in a dreamscape defined by love and community, empowerment and the art of survival.

0
Variety

Variety

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[Matsoukas] sees an opportunity to turn these two fictional characters into vigilante heroes, or martyrs for a cause, or both, and rather than play it frisky and in-your-face, she goes for iconic.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Investing their roles with a somber thoughtfulness, the leads do exquisite work, even when the situation pushes them toward bad decisions or stereotypes.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This movie feels like something new, and also as if it's been around forever, waiting for its moment.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's tempting to fall for, thanks to impeccable work from Matsoukas and Kaluuya, but by the end, for a film so focused on love, I wanted to feel a bit more of it.

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Queen & Slim tackles urgent, difficult subjects with bravery, care and adrenalised genre cool. But it triumphs because it shows you the personal toll beyond the politics. And how black lives brimming with potential can still turn on one fateful moment.

4.0
1
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's a road movie that's timely - the plot reverberates with recent news stories, heartrending and enraging - but also untethered from headlines or the calendar, unfolding in a dreamscape defined by love and community, empowerment and the art of survival.

0
Variety

Variety

press

[Matsoukas] sees an opportunity to turn these two fictional characters into vigilante heroes, or martyrs for a cause, or both, and rather than play it frisky and in-your-face, she goes for iconic.

0

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