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Queen & Slim (2019)

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

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Melina Matsoukas

Writers:

Lena Waithe (screenplay by), James Frey (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Kaluuya ... Slim
Jodie Turner-Smith ... Queen
Bokeem Woodbine ... Uncle Earl
Chloë Sevigny ... Mrs. Shepherd
Flea ... Mr. Shepherd
Sturgill Simpson ... Police Officer Reed
Indya Moore ... Goddess
Benito Martinez ... Sheriff Edgar
Jahi Di'Allo Winston ... Junior
Gralen Bryant Banks ... Older Black Man
Dickson Obahor ... Large Black Man
Bryant Tardy ... Chubby
Thom Gossom Jr. ... Slim's Father (as Thomas Gossom Jr.)
Melanie Halfkenny ... Naomi
Brian Thornton ... Swat Leader
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Storyline

Slim and Queen's first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer's gun and shoots him in self-defence. Now labelled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people all across the country Written by stmc-25959

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen & Slim See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,890,490, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:

$43,808,310

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,489,558
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The two main characters are never referred to as "Queen" or "Slim". In fact, including their interactions with each other and other characters, the only times they are referred to by name are in news reports covering the manhunt for them. The news reports only use their given names (Ernest Hines, and Angela Johnson). See more »

Goofs

When hiding under the floor-boards the police search the room flipping the mattress to check under the bed. The following morning when leaving the hiding space under the floor-boards, the bed is made, whilst the home owners had been detained. See more »

Quotes

Queen: I want a guy to show me myself. I want him to love me so deeply that I'm not afraid to show how ugly I can be. I want him to show me scars I never knew I had. But I don't want him to make them go away, I want him to hold my hand while I nurse them myself. And I want him to cherish the bruises they leave behind.
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Needs a better edit
27 November 2019 | by spotboyfilmsSee all my reviews

This movie is infuriating because it has so much potential. The setup is promising and both actors have enough pull to take you along for the ride. Daniel Kaluuya is a great actor of our times, he carries the screen so well with his eyes and expression. For me, the movie fails in it's editing and pacing, especially past the halfway point. The movie feels about 40 minutes too long. In the beginning, the characters' decision to go on the run feels very haphazard, especially considering Queen's profession. Some of the main character decisions are remarkably dumb and certain other side characters take decisions that are unlike them. 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.


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