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: 6.1
Director: Deon Taylor
Stars: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 208 found boring (9.13%)

One-line Reviews (110)

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

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

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

It was entertaining.

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

The direction is predictable and tedious.

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

I enjoyed it.

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

Full of clichés and totally predictable.

This movie surprised me so much, very suspenseful.

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

Very suspenseful and action packed.

Anyway the story was gripping.

Gripping .

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.

Overrated with a predictable story line.

A thrilling and immersive watch .

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

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

Gripping thriller from start to finish.

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

Just a few predictable scenes.

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

The acting of both Tyrese Naomie Harris was breathtaking.

Gripping and suspenseful.

This film is exciting all the way until the end.

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

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

Entire film quite slow!

The plot is boring.

An intense and thrilling watch from start to finish.

Action packed great storyline nice production must see for yourself

It was a thrilling ride with some emotional elements.

Gripping thrill ride .

We enjoyed it.

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.

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.

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

Fast paced dirty cop flick .

It was very tense and entertaining.

This movie was boring.

Waste of time, waste of money.

Super suspenseful!

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.

Fast paced action .

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.

Yet it's real and action packed.

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.

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

Suspenseful and unpredictable.

I found this to be a gripping film.

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

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.

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.

It is action packed and keeps you engaged.

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!

The film is an entertaining thrilling chase.

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

Under Rated and Worth Watching .


This movie was very suspenseful at the right moments.

Save your money.

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

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.

Incredible visuals excellent acting suspenseful screen play ....

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

The conversation in the film also quite boring!

Tense, action packed .

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.

"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.

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

Every Cliche in the book of Cliches .

Thoroughly enjoyable.

It was suspenseful, entertaining, and badass!

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

Very action and entertaining.

16 blocks meets the fugitive style movie deffo worth watching 💯

Boring .

The direction is dull.

Disjointed and disappointing reheat of an already well worn formula .

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

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

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

Gripping to the very end.

Riveting and Very Suspenseful Police Story.

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.

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.

But overall enjoyable.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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


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

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.

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

Bland and pretty stupid .

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

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

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.

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

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

The group I went with we ALL 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.