Black and Blue (2019) - Action, Crime, Drama

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A rookie New Orleans police officer is forced to balance her identity as a black woman after she witnesses two corrupt cops committing murder.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 24 out of 295 found boring (8.13%)

One-line Reviews (151)

She finds an unexpected ally in the character Mouse, brilliantly performed by Tyrese Gibson.

Gripping .

Great watch, entertaining, good acting, felt all emotions from love to hate and anger and everything in-between.


Very well acted, great storyline and thrilling to the very end.

It was a thrilling ride with some emotional elements.

Gripping thrill ride .

Impulsive, thrilling, breathtaking!

In both the ensemble cast and the innovative production team, "Black and Blue" was a stunning example of filmmaking and with both style and heart.

The acting was superb, the actions are great and the storyline is gripping.


Overall I enjoyed it.

The political component is the one you have to prepare for, because it is going to be the key factor that is stretched out, slow, and a little bloated.

It was entertaining.

An intense and thrilling watch from start to finish.

This film was a pretty gripping story.

It's got the emotional aspect to it, brought to life by the cast, setting, and suspenseful game of hot potato that is a key factor.

(BLACK & BLUE)This movie was such an exciting experience enjoyed the twist and turns; it's not what you expect prepare to be shocked.

The action scenes are chaotic and messy and sometimes resort to shaky cam but I overall found them for the most part entertaining.

The plot is boring.

It Had some good action, very suspenseful and I especially liked Nomi Harris and Frank Grillo as the opposing sides Entertaining .

Naomie Harris proves herself ready for more leading roles, but the script is loaded with contradictions, illogical character choices, and bland action that buries any potential commentary and exits your memory once the credits roll.

Naomie Harris gets another chance to show off her talents and she grounds the film with a gripping authentic performance.

The ending is very predictable and done in a very Hollywoodish fashion (lots of shooting, face-to-face with the bad guy at the end etc.) so nothing very new here.

This is a good, enjoyable single-view movie.

The movie is edge of your seat exciting with a solid fierce lead performance from Harris.

This movie kept me entertained on the edge of seat the entire time and that's exactly what I want from a thriller.

Intense, good action, well acted, nice cinematography, worth the money, good entertainment

The dialogue was clunky and the lead actress was good in a few scenes in her perfomance, but overall she was very bland.

However, Naomie Harris's intense dedication to showing a cop fighting a corrupt system who is also an intelligent, tender human being raises the bar for run-of-the-mill crime actioners.

Definitely worth watching.

It was exciting all the way through and it's the first movie my husband didn't fall asleep on!

It has some deep flaws but it is still able to pull off a thrilling crime drama.

Very suspenseful and action packed.

It's actually a very intense movie that keeps you on the dge of your seat for almost 2 hours.

The group I went with we ALL enjoyed it!

The direction is predictable and tedious.

Gripping thriller from start to finish.

Naomie Harris shines in this gripping tale of a rookie cop on the run evading police officers after a witnessing an execution.

I enjoyed it and think it's a good watch.

This film is gripping, as it makes me root for the new policewoman completely.

The direction is dull.

Entire film quite slow!

The actions sequences which some chose to denigrate were in my book, action packed and well done, choreographed, correlated and accurate with little if any goofs in timing or cut/paste accuracy.

But fails with a boring direction, dull action, and a script that fails to capture the attention.

Plot holes that you could drive a truck through, and every cliche in the book.

But overall enjoyable.

We enjoyed it.

This movie had me on the edge of my seat.

LIKES:Good Acting Nice Portrayal of a Cultural War Zone Dynamic passing of the hot item Music that Portrays The Attitude More Suspense Than Some Other Films DISLIKES:Predictable Drawn Out Some Suspense Of Disbelief Politics Take Priority Over Story Stereotypes Language Some undeveloped aspects The ActionThe VERDICT:Overall, Black And Blue is going to be the movie that will appeal to those that love a politically fervor movie with attitude and aggressive visualization of key events.

It's engaging, it's authentic, it's a thriller of a ride and it gets you emotionally attached!

Waste of time, waste of money.

Well acted and gripping.

I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson were very believeable in their roles!

This movie surprised me so much, very suspenseful.

It's a bit overly simple at times, a bit boring and drawn out , and the actors are mediocre at best .

Suspenseful and unpredictable.



Unlike his earlier contrived, half-baked melodramas, specifically "Traffik" and "The Intruder," Taylor has stepped up his game with the 108-minute, R-rated, "Black and Blue.

This movie kept me on the edge of my seat and hoping that the outcome would be good.

Riveting and Very Suspenseful Police Story.

Tense, action packed .

This movie is worth watching i think, its not a B movie its not an A movie, its somewhere in between.

The conversation in the film also quite boring!

It was very tense and entertaining.

I found this to be a gripping film.

I don't normally write a review but I had to with this movie, this movie was awesome and very intense the entire movie!!

The story moves along at a breathless pace and it was very entertaining.

Super suspenseful!

Worth the cheap Tuesday night ticket but still a horrible, cheaply written and propaganda filled waste of time.

It's a great movie given the sociopolitical landscape, with a significant story needing to be told, whether we care to admit it or not entertainment does play a part in directing social narratives and this movie seeks to address very relevant social themes while also remaining quite entertaining, we'll worth watching.

Anyway the story was gripping.

This film is exciting all the way until the end.

Every Cliche in the book of Cliches .

Save your money.

It was suspenseful and entertaining and though I'm not sure if it's worth movie theater prices, since those aee outrageous, it's well worth a dvd rental.

A thrilling and immersive watch .

Full of clichés and totally predictable.

Gripping .

The movie for the most part is kind of bland, bland action and with a simplified version of topical issues it just feels pointless.

Fast paced dirty cop flick .

Thoroughly enjoyable.

This movie kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

This movie was an adrenaline rush a minute once the story-line was set.

very suspenseful and solid overall .

Action packed great storyline nice production must see for yourself

The pace was breathtaking as Officer West runs the gauntlet to save her life after witnessing the murder of civilians by narc agents.

I loved it, it was a great action packed movie.

This movie was boring.

First Hit: An engaging drama made good by powerful scenes and excellent acting by Naomie Harris as Alicia West.

But while this is quite predictable, it also has a suspense to it, that makes it entertaining.

16 blocks meets the fugitive style movie deffo worth watching 💯

This movie is action packed and leaves you on the edge of your seat.

Very action and entertaining.

Overall the acting was proficient the plot predictable and the score mundane.

Just a few predictable scenes.

Political statements aside the movie is fast, energetic and wonderfully entertaining.

Disjointed and disappointing reheat of an already well worn formula .

Definitely worth the watch.

Fast paced action .

The acting of both Tyrese Naomie Harris was breathtaking.

Naomi Harris does a great job in his formulaic plot with the inevitable showdown between the heroine and the the bad cop.

Nail biting and on the edge of my seat for a lot of it.

Kept us on the edge of our seats from start to finish.

Straight out of the assault on precinct 13 genre it follows a very predictable path with a predictable Hollywood outcome.

This film is all of those things which is why I enjoyed it.

Dont waste your time.

Any good movie, really enjoyed it except for one unforgiveable plot faux pas.

It's extremely suspenseful, and I was engaged most of the time.

The thrilling atmosphere and the pacing of the movie was excellent.

Under Rated and Worth Watching .

Overall this is a thoroughly enjoyable film which is bound to end up as the BET movie of the week in 6 months.

"Sony Pictures" (the official propaganda arm of a Japanese Ruling Clique still sore about losing a World War Two which THEY began with their infamous sneak attack 12-7-41) tries to provoke a Rachel Civil War in our USA Homeland with BLACK AND BLUE.

Mix it all up and you got a tense, fast moving, gripping cop do or die movie for those that love the genre.

Besides the dynamic multi-faceted story of Black cop comes home to a depressed and forgotten city where cops are as much the enemy as Katrina was, the movie was incredibly intense.

The heroes are likable, the villains are hatable, there are some genuinely suspenseful scenes, and the obligatory scene where Frank Grillo has to explain his motivations is well done.

Here's The Lowedown on "Black and Blue" (R - 2019 - Blu)Genre: Thriller/Crime My Score: 6.7Cast=7 Acting=7 Plot=5 Ending=7 Story=8 Intense=8 Pace=6 Suspense=6 Crime=8 Twist=5A rookie New Orleans police officer is forced to balance her identity as a black woman after she witnesses two corrupt cops committing murder.

Overrated with a predictable story line.

Gripping and suspenseful.

She always delivers the goods and is well worth watching in whatever she is in.

Gripping to the very end.

Yes, it's a cliché filled with stereotypes: corrupt cops covering their murder of a drug-dealer; a rookie cop who witnesses the execution by bad cops; rookie cop running to escape the bad boys who want her incriminating body-cam recording of the murder; unrealistic timing breaks, and incredulous managers slow to see the truth of the actual incident.

The film is an entertaining thrilling chase.

I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

It looked like an exciting adventure with non-stop action and suspense.

The film was entertaining but then it kind of becomes very predictable; you're really waiting to see how it's going to end.

Boring .

I enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed it.

In my opinion definitely worth the time, i mean 1h 49min is matching perfectly with this intriguing film.

This movie is just a lousy Training Day wannabe but, even though the story is gripping, it lacks everything which makes Denzel Washington's movie so great and realistic.

It is action packed and keeps you engaged.

It races a great speed gripping at every turn, seeing if our hero can save herself and execute justice.

Even when it's only about 1h40min long movie it was dull, boring and some of the scenes were very lame...

Nonetheless it is very engaging as an action Through it although hard-core thriller fans with a low disposition fear threshold Might think it's junk or throwaway popcorn film.

At least this movie was watchable and I'll give it credit for genuinely keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Even though I could already guess the ending of the movie but it was still exciting to find out how the bad guys got caught!

To add, no plot twists and everything is extremely predictable.

Probably wouldn't pay extortionate ticket prices to see it, but it's a good suspenseful movie to watch at home on a Friday night.

Yet it's real and action packed.

Incredible visuals excellent acting suspenseful screen play ....

This movie was very suspenseful at the right moments.

Had me hooked from the first scene and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

It hints at exploring a hot-button topic (police brutality and corruption), but uses that topic as an excuse for repetitive chases and shoot-outs that seal its fate in Redbox machines everywhere.

Kept me on the edge of my seat rooting for justice.

Getting a call on his cell phone, Brown and West head to a vast empty manufacturing plant.

This movie is as thrilling as it gets.

It was suspenseful, entertaining, and badass!

Bland and pretty stupid .

While everyone else was just tedious with they're performances like Tyrese Gibson, Mike Colter playing a drug dealer, and Frank Grillo playing the villain.