2 hours 13 minutes | Rated TBC
A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.
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.
Effortlessly charismatic and oozing chemistry, this is a duo to die for. Times (UK)
Sometimes Queen & Slim is too stylish for its own good and a few detours drag. But how can you find fault with a movie that combines the intelligence of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th with the madcap energy of True Romance? London Evening Standard
An intoxicatingly lawless lovers-on-the-run romance played out against the politically charged backdrop of racially divided modern America. Observer (UK)
This is a punchy, watchable film… Guardian