Queen & Slim (2019) - Drama

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A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Melina Matsoukas
Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith
Length: 132 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 106 found boring (6.6%)

One-line Reviews (38)

The people complaining about how "slow" this movie is, haven't attempted to dive into the ethos of Queen and Slim.

Some issues but worth the watch.

It's that compelling when it comes to getting your attention.

Such an entertaining adventure that had me on the edge of my seat the entire 2 hours, and beautifully shot.

The cast is riveting and the cinematography is spectacular!

Probably the worst movie I've ever seen.

Much of the film feels very drawn out, bloated sequences that did not need to be present, while other times it was a little too focused on pointing out the obvious.

In this crime drama, a couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when they are pulled over by a police officer.

Horrible directing, the acting is amateurish, lead actors are not enticing, hard to follow, most political movies end up like this.

It made me walk out saying it was a very interesting and creatively shot film, but that ending made it all feel pointless.

The visual poetry is breathtaking, and commands your attention, as the scenery beckons that you recognize it as it's own character.

Engaging from the the very beginning.

One major issue I noticed once it hit the halfway point was how slow the pacing was.

This was an enjoyable movie.

Sequences are designed to capture the full power of many topics of interest, attempting to again balance the heat of the moment with an objective take sort of capturing a news debate in a more entertaining form.

predictable and not based on any real life situations, except those in the imagination of some race baiters trying to make money.

Yes, they were two compelling characters, especially Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith).

This is teaching and entertaining cinema of a most modern kind.

Had it been fast and snappy it could have been a good film.

The soundtrack is engaging and the plot is original and exciting.

I think most people expect an action packed movie.

Finally, the music has enough musical genres to make an entertaining soundtrack, with R&B, Rap, and Hip hop ready to blast through the speakers during transition sequences.

It's worth watching a few times.

Daniel Kaluuya really makes this film worth watching.

Let's get started as I look at: LIKES:Acting Symbolism Adventure mixed with Morals Cultural Representation Tasteful At Times MusicDISLIKES:Long Slow Pace Super political at parts that detracts from story Secondary character are sort of at lost A bit stereotypical at times Lazy writing in dialogue at times Predictable Editing IssuesThe Verdict:Queen and Slim's two main leads are stellar, taking very shallow characters and evolving their performances with to match the development.


Yet, in terms of an entertaining story that has the full picture of suspense, discussion, and storytelling it still has areas of improvement to go.

You watch two very enjoyable and well developed hours waiting for that solid message and conclusion.

A modern but very slow and inplausible bonnie and Clyde .

But it somehow manages to be ridiculously unrealistic and boring the way the writer decided to present the story.

Without going into spoilers, all I can say is that this movie is just too slow paced and does not fulfil a promise of what could have been a great fugitive movie with a strong social message.

But it's a beautifully slow romance.

Queen & Slim started off as an intense drama that had me on the edge of my seat.

Watching 2 dark brown skin people on the screen with such undeniable chemistry was breathtaking.

Emotional, Riveting, Timely .

I highly recommend it

It's a stunning movie from both a narrative and acting perspective.

As a statement, the movie almost failed to live up to it's promise, until in a shockingly predictable moment, it shook me.