Queen & Slim

critic Reviews

, 82% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Stylish, provocative, and powerful, Queen & Slim tells a gripping fugitive story steeped in timely, thoughtful subtext.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    A thoroughly moral tale told with great flair.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Effortlessly charismatic and oozing chemistry, this is a duo to die for.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Sometimes Queen & Slim is too stylish for its own good and a few detours drag. But how can you find fault with a movie that combines the intelligence of Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th with the madcap energy of True Romance?
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    Adam WhiteIndependent (UK)
    Simultaneously beautiful and troubling.
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    Robbie CollinDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Their characters are only loosely sketched, which suits both Kaluuya's watchful, reticent performance - reminiscent of his star-making work in Get Out - and Turner-Smith's lack of experience.
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    David JenkinsLittle White Lies
    The film just doesn't work, but we'll be intrigued to see what Matsoukas does next.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Righteous anger surges through this urgently timely film for the era of Black Lives Matter.
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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    Even when the picture becomes hard to watch, it's still impossible to look away.
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    Harris DangImpulse Gamer
    Although the film's aspirations exceed its grasp by being about romance, social issues, action, and drama, Queen & Slim still enthralls and compels in ways that transcend its genre tropes.
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    Jason FraleyWTOP (Washington, D.C.)
    Lena Waithe ("Master of None") sends Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie-Turner Smith on the lam after killing a police officer in self-defense during a racially charged traffic stop.
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