A young man named Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) asks a woman named Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) out on a date. Their romantic evening hits a snag when a local police officer (Sturgill Simpson) pulls them over, citing a traffic infraction as the cause. However, things soon go awry as tensions escalate, resulting in the death of the officer at Slim's hand. The young couple hit the road, on the run from the law after the media vilifies them for the episode. Their story sparks divisive responses across the country. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, co-starring Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, and Flea.~Maggie Sadler
A deeper meaning
Melina & Lena
Off the script
On the run with Queen & Slim
Feature commentary with director/producer Melina Matsoukas and writer/producer Lena Waithe
The 4K transfer is amazing and a notable upgrade from the blu-ray counterpart. The colors are extremely deep and picture is very clean. Audio is a real treat with a Dolby Atmos mix. Every effect is razor sharp, voices are extremely clear, and the soundtrack is superb with deep bass. Every audio track played in a vehicle sounds as if you have two solo l7 in the trunk!!
This is a creative, thoughtful and beautifully shot film about a couple meeting for the first time on a late night date that forever changes their lives and forges a bond that only people who share a dramatic experience can develop. I first saw this film in the theater and when it was over I felt so emotional and moved. I knew that once it was released on blu-ray I needed to get it. This movie has themes that need to be discussed. The transfer and picture quality are amazing and the sound really makes perfect use of my small and modest home theater. Love it.
I’m thorn by this movie; it is very well what you could see on the news today. A couple is stopped by a lone policeman at night for a simple traffic violation. He panics and draws his weapon and ends up shot dead with his own gun. I believe in good policing, but I think this officer toke his life into his own hands by making this stop for such a frivolous reason. Well, the couple is now on the lamb for the killing. Needless to say, the ending is predicable at this point. During the movie the couple is compared to Bonnie and Clyde, I disagree! Bonnie and Clyde were criminals, bank robbers. These two are victims of a circumstance of questionable judgment. Queen & Slim may not be for everyone! The absolute worst part came at the end, when the couple paid the price for the death of the policeman.
I kind of enjoyed the B Roll. The making of movies is fascinating!
Melina Matsoukas is a force to be reckoned with. This film was sublime. Fully developed characters, insane cinematography and both Jodie and Daniel did a phenomenal job. It made me weep about and also celebrate the beauty of being black