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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.

Director:

Melina Matsoukas

Writers:

Lena Waithe (screenplay by), James Frey (story by) | 1 more credit »
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11 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

First feature film to be directed by Melina Matsoukas, who has previously only directed music videos and TV episodes. 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: He told me nothing scares a white man more than seeing a black man on a horse.
Slim: Why?
Queen: 'Cause they have to look up at him.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Queen & Slim (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Too Much
Written by Luther Vandross
Performed by Luther Vandross
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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User Reviews

 
Jesus, the review bombing
20 November 2019 | by buckbeak-solo12See all my reviews

I don't even want to review this movie, but it hasn't even come out and somehow half of the ratings are one star. The movie itself is pretty great and I'd highly recommend you go see it when it comes out. The acting is very strong, the directing feels very fresh/unique, and you really grow to care about the film's romance. The political statements this movie makes are secondary to the story of these well-fleshed out characters and their struggles, which makes the commentary resonate stronger than many other movies like this. It ain't perfect --it's a bit long, especially when considering the repetitive structure of the story, and the shot composition is a bit boring but this is a movie that everyone should go and see. And jesus, I don't know how it would be possible, butcan you not find a way to weed out the people who review-bomb movies with strong political messages/that have minorities or women in the leading roles? Christ.


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Country:

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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:

$47,684,854
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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