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A rookie cop inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.
Action Crime Drama - This is a gritty action thriller that will please fans of star Naomie Harris, taking on a change of pace role as an action lead. Frank Grillo and Tyrese Gibson have substantial supporting roles. Violence and language make the film not for kids.
Naomie Harris RAMPAGE, MOONLIGHT, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Frank Grillo THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, THE PURGE: ANARCHY Tyrese Gibson BLACK NATIVITY, FAST & FURIOUS 6 Director: Deon Taylor THE INTRUDER, TRAFFIK, MEET THE BLACKS
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average It's a big-city Western where the good guys are actually bad and the bad guys are more complicated than they initially seem—a modern-day film noir in which a wrongly accused character tries to clear her name before it's too late. "Black and Blue” may seem familiar, but it's a solid version of a story you've heard before.
Rolling StoneFull Review Below Average Black and Blue, hyped by Geoff Zanelli's pumping score, moves along without actually getting anywhere. Harris deserves better. So do audiences.
Slant MagazineFull Review Above Average ...a fun, if muddled, climax that upends some of the expectations set by the bulk of the film. While Black and Blue is much more comfortable dispatching the gangsters who are trying to kill West than the cops shown to be their moral equivalents, the intense showdown at Kingston Manor proves that the film's typical action-movie ethos of violent retribution can also extend to figures of authority.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 28 moviegoers:
TEENS: The one male and two females loved "Black and Blue."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The one male and one female loved it.
ADULTS: About half the males and 60% of the females LOVED "Black and Blue." Another, approximately, 20% enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately, 30% of the males and 20% of the females felt it was only a "good/average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).