A black couple Calvin and Alicia Rowland are heading to an award ceremony when they are pulled over by a white cop, Dan Washington and a black Rookie, Thomas Reed, for a broken tail light. The couple finds themselves dealing with more then just a broken taillight when they are told they fit the description of a crime they didn't commit. A simple traffic stop becomes a nightmare that they will never forget.Written by
Halt is centered around two life-altering traffic stops. In the past, an innocent black man is shot and killed by a white cop. In the present, that same cop is on duty with a black rookie cop when they pull over a black couple and things get out of control yet again. The film is a complex story that deals head on with police violence and racism. It's a bold telling of a story about revenge and justice and I can't think of a more timely subject. Halt also has many twists and turns, some of which I really did not see coming. The film also reminds me a bit of the Best Picture winner, Crash. I highly recommend Halt to anyone, particularly anyone looking for an unrestrained story about one of today's biggest issues.
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