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


Melina Matsoukas


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


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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Can I be your legacy?


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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First feature film to be directed by Melina Matsoukas, who has previously only directed music videos and TV episodes. See more »


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 »


Slim: When I was little, I asked my mom where babies come from. She said I was too young to know. Then I asked my dad. And he said, Babies are a product of two people that needed something from each other. So I said, Needed what? He said, Maybe they needed to feel seen. Maybe they needed to feel loved. Maybe they needed to feel human.
Queen: And then what?
Slim: Then I asked my grandmother. She said babies come from God. They're his way of making sure no one ever really dies. I remember her saying, Through our ...
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Written by Roy Ayers
Performed by Roy Ayers
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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As if George Floyd would have happened already back then
28 June 2020 | by PaxtonMalloySee all my reviews

Life is ironic sometimes. I had this movie on my list since it came out. When I started watching it I remembered what the premise is and thought how crazy this is. A cop just killed George Floyd a few weeks ago which let to riots and the BlackLivesMatter movement. And here is a movie that came out before that hitting right on that topic of police brutality ans racism. Admittedly this is not the he first movie that tackles the topic but is for sure on of the best ones. David Kaluuya Jodie Turner-Smith are incredible. Their acting is so unbelievably great but not just them separately but the chemistry they have together. It is working right from the start and as they get closer we are just in love with them being in love. Despite it being kind of a thriller and kind of road movie and kind of a drama it is above all a love story. You will also notice how beautifully it is shot. Now I gotta say I hated the ending. Not how it ends because this was clear from the start but the way it happens is too convenient. But it is still a great movie carried by the two leads.

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Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen & Slim See more »


Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,890,490, 1 December 2019

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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