Queen & Slim

Queen & Slim
  • 2019
  • US / Canada
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Melina Matsoukas
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloë Sevigny

Queen (Turner-Smith) and Slim (Kaluuya) are a mismatched duo whose Tinder date goes horribly wrong and puts them on the run in the American South. An oddball road movie with style, subtlety and low-key charm, burning with genuine about racism, written and directed by black women.

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On a first date, a black man and woman are stopped by a policeman over a minor traffic infraction. As the situation spirals, the man kills the officer in self-defense, forcing the two to go on the run. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives discover themselves in the most dire of circumstances, forging a powerful love that reveals their shared humanity and shapes the rest of their lives.

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Queen & Slim

27 Jan 20204 stars

Melina Matsoukas's welcome twist on the lovers on the run flick is gorgeous, angry and hopeful

A Tinder date goes humorously then horrible awry in this welcome twist on the lovers on the run flick from Beyoncé collaborator and debut helmer Melina Matsoukas, which combines style, subtlety and a vaguely oddball air. Although they're dubbed the…

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