Rent Queen and Slim (2019)

3.6 of 5 from 354 ratings
2h 7min
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Synopsis:
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith), 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.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Pamela Abdy, Andrew Coles, James Frey, Michelle Knudsen, Melina Matsoukas, Lena Waithe, Brad Weston
Writers:
Lena Waithe, James Frey
Aka:
Queen & Slim
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/06/2020
Run Time:
127 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, English Hard of Hearing, French, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Portuguese
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Melina Matsoukas and Writer/ Producer Lena Waithe
  • A Deeper Meaning
  • Melina and Lena
  • Off the Script
  • On the Run with 'Queen and Slim'
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/06/2020
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Atmos, French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, German Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, Italian Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Melina Matsoukas and Writer/ Producer Lena Waithe
  • A Deeper Meaning
  • Melina and Lena
  • Off the Script
  • On the Run with 'Queen and Slim'

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Reviews (4) of Queen and Slim

Relevant and thrilling - Queen and Slim review by JB

Spoiler Alert
Updated 01/07/2020

I'm writing this a few weeks after the death of George Floyd and the reignition of the BLM movement; something that becomes increasingly relevant throughout this deeply affecting and horribly watchable movie that takes a cue from Bonnie and Clyde but is ultimately unique and utterly, sadly, modern. If this movie came out just a few months later, it would have, I'm sure, received the attention it deserved.

Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) have a first date never to forget, after they get stopped by a police officer on the way back from the diner. Due to a series of misunderstandings, triggered by the officer's racist hostility, Queen and Slim flee from the scene after shooting the officer dead with his own gun. The chase between the law and the almost-couple is on, with the pair becoming outlaw heroes. But do they want to be?

Writer Lena Waithe combines thriller, romance and social commentary equally and consistently throughout and it's delivered with urgency by director Melina Matsoukas. The performance by Daniel Kaluuya is right on the money. Has he got the most expressive eyes in contemporary cinema? Probably, right? Lesser known (for now), but also excellent is Jodie Turner Smith. She has a piercing intelligence that grounds the movie and brings out the pain and anger in the script.

It's a real journey of a movie that ends in a situation that shouldn't really ever happen. Racism will, I hope, one day die. But Queen and Slim - the movie and the spirit of the characters - will live forever.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

An outstanding feature film long overdue in the making - Queen and Slim review by ST

Spoiler Alert
07/07/2020

This is a compelling and prescient drama with a lot to say. Brutal & tense, lyrical, passionate, witty and playful by turns, it hits home to head and heart. A four day road trip from Ohio to the Gulf which you know is not going to end well, this story is as compelling and complex as a Shakespearean tragedy and worth it for the necessary catharsis it generates. At long long last the mainstream is making way for BAME voices and the wealth of talent both in front and behind the camera is self evident in this ground breaking movie. If it had been released this year, in the wake of the George Floyd killing in Minnneapolis, 'Queen & Slim' would surely have been a serious contender for a handful of Oscars.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Opportunity lost - Queen and Slim review by CS

Spoiler Alert
08/09/2020

It is understandable that this excellently cast and well-acted film should receive a lot of attention in the wake of the BLM movement but its important subject matter should not disguise the benefits that would have been gained by shortening its length and tightening up the narrative development. There are too many detours and the tension is allowed to dissipate accordingly too frequently in the run up to the dramatic ending. High expectations, but disappointing. 

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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