Black or White (2015)
Critic Consensus: Black or White has more on its mind than your average family drama, but the film's approach to its thought-provoking themes too often lives down to its title.
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as Elliott Anderson
as Rowena Jeffers
as Eloise Anderson
as Rick Reynolds
as Reggie Davis
as Jeremiah Jeffers
as Judge Cummins
as Young Nurse
as Uncle Victor
as Neighbor (Ted)
as Musician - Sax
as Musician - Bass
as Jonna Cureaux-Musician - Flute
as Musician - Trumpet
as Musician - Drums
as Musician - Kora
as Musician - Piano
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Critic Reviews for Black or White
Black or White isn't so much an offensive movie as it is a pointless one.
Despite the best of intentions, a career-best performance from Kevin Costner, and outstanding work by Octavia Spencer and child actor Jillian Estell, "Black or White" succumbs to some of the same stereotypes it tries to dispel.
It may be helpful - or vexing - to think of "Black or White" as the great grandchild of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
Binder, who once made lowbrow comedies but now specializes in middlebrow dramedies, is in several leagues over his head with this story ...
Audience Reviews for Black or White
Is it perfect? No. But Black or White's timely themes resonate and Kevin Costner delivers one of his best performances in years.
This movie is a -F in my book. This movie was loaded with prejudice and very belittling of African Americans. When being introduced to the biracial granddaughter character she is called "puppy" by her caucasian grandfather and then proceeds to bark like a dog, No litterally, She barks, "Ruff Ruff" and does this repeatedly throughout the movie. I felt this was very belittling on the subconcious level to African Americans and insinuated that she was like a dog/ a little Mut. Now, I know some will argue that its a cute name "puppy" etc, Who really has that as a nickname? No one. So save the bs. Another thing, the writer has the young biracial kissing her grandpa on the lips; no one does that in reality, I feel this is another subliminal. Next thing I have an issue with is the fact that the writer has the biracial telling her grandpa that he has to yell at her to brush her teeth, haha I literally laughed and cried at the same time for this ignorance...As if she can't just do it on her own Or can't be reminded in a regular tone like any other child her age. I don't know, to me this was poor. The only good thing about it was when it ended. I couldn't stomach watching this, it was truthfully horrid.
This is a touching little family dramedy. This was a different part for Kevin Costner but he did a good job with it. The true star is the little girl, she is a great up and coming actress.
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