Reviews: Queen & Slim (2019)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • [New] | M Enois Duarte @ High-Def
    • Excerpt: Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim is a poignantly telling tale of an unlikely pair of criminals on the run layered with a weighty feel of both sorrow and beauty.
  • Candice Frederick @ Film Comment
  • Dan Lybarger @
    • Excerpt: Primary screenwriter Lena Waithe (The Chi) and freshman feature director Melina Matsoukas awkwardly juggle harsh realism and romantic fantasy. To their credit, they can deliver some powerful jolts, like the early outburst of violence.
  • Mike McGranaghan @
    • Excerpt: Queen & Slim is the year’s most tender love story, as well as a potent social issue drama.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Queen and Slim discover themselves through each other to become their best versions despite their impossible circumstances. Let’s hope that we will too.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Whatever greater story is being told about America, the film does an excellent job of holding onto an intimate level of understanding.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast
    • Excerpt: Powerfully stimulating and contemplative, Matsoukas helms a thrilling on-the-run romancer engineered by its potency of affection, anger, affliction, and alienation
  • James Wegg @ JWR
    • Excerpt: Melina Matsoukas’ first feature is a remarkable achievement, tackling a host of racial/law “enforcement” issues from a singular point of view.