Black and Blue Reviews

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January 2, 2020
It was impressive to see what director Deon Taylor could conjure up when he isn't playing the upstanding Luke Cage on Netflix. Films that take place over a day or two always seem more exciting.
December 27, 2019
Black And Blue infuses this classic story with considerable life and energy, making it one of the more memorable pleasant surprises of the year thus far.
November 23, 2019
'Black and Blue' is timely law-enforcement actioner.
November 22, 2019
... generates some moderate suspense as a cat-and-mouse thriller, although any deeper exploration of socioeconomic inequality and racial profiling feels exaggerated and heavy-handed.
November 16, 2019
Harris earns our empathy while playing both action hero and emotional centre, her performance deepening the context of the film, turning it into something more vibrant than you would expect.
November 15, 2019
However, it is too bad that such hostile societal observations in Black and Blue are contained in a generic, clunky action-pack spectacle that undermines its profound presentation about police corruption and minority alienation.
November 11, 2019
A powerful addition to the gritty, high-tension, dimly lit, dirty-cop thriller genre, which includes Kurt Russell in "Dark Blue," Denzel Washington in "Training Day," and Richard Gere in "Internal Affairs."
November 10, 2019
In what has become trademark storytelling for director Deon Taylor, Black and Blue rises to the top of the cinematic ladder with a socially conscious commentary told within the parameters of an action thriller.
November 8, 2019
Just a fine thriller that gets by thanks to its strong performances, slick action and timely undertones.
November 8, 2019
Enough of the flick works -- thanks a great deal to Harris' performance. (Full Content Review for Parents - Violence, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
November 4, 2019
I was intrigued by the whole movie.
November 2, 2019
It pulls off its conventional material in interesting ways.
November 1, 2019
What we're left with is passable urban action jaunt which, despite being bolstered by some fitting realism thanks to its grim, inner city locations and acting, resounds as nothing more than sub-par corrupt US cop fodder which passes time but rarely rivets
October 30, 2019
Black and Blue is a confused and unsettling film for confused, unsettling times.
October 29, 2019
Naomie Harris' performance elevates this story of a woman who is "black and blue." Plus the pacing of the movie is spot on.
October 29, 2019
Black and Blue is the perfect choice for those looking to add an exciting new thriller to their viewing queue.
October 29, 2019
Black and Blue isn't a bad movie. It just can't say everything that it's trying to say or be everything that it's trying to be...The effort is worth applauding, but in this case, the reach far exceeds the grasp.
October 28, 2019
There's no doubt this grittily urban police thriller is often more style than substance, but equally there's no doubt it packs a proper punch too, tapping into the widely held belief that American police departments are racist.
October 28, 2019
It's action-packed but relies too much on contrived jump frights to create suspense; there are also odd holes in the story, like why the young man was murdered and er, couldn't she upload the file to YouTube?
October 28, 2019
Black and Blue is solidly made but gets good and silly near the end: Ms. Harris though, is excellent.
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