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BLACK AND BLUE (2019): THE THING I LIKED…

Black And Blue (2019), Naomie Harris, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Black And Blue (2019), Naomie Harris, Sony Pictures Entertainment

In Black and Blue, the latest action / drama starring Naomie Harris, Harris plays a rookie police officer whose body camera captures a corrupt cop shooting a drug dealer. What I hoped would have followed is a truly engrossing, gritty and desperate race against time to get the footage in the right hands.

The race and subsequent pursuit does happen. It’s just that the end result isn’t as gripping as I’d hoped. The acting isn’t bad, but the story and execution certainly could have been stronger. Especially since soon after the film started and throughout, it felt as though something important was missing, and nothing refreshingly clever and / or new happened.

I really wanted Black and Blue to join Training Day (2001) on my list of favourite cop movies. However, even though both films share commonalities in theme / story, the gap between the two movies is simply too large – because Training Day is far more engrossing, cleverly written and well executed. Plus, Ethan Hawke’s character didn’t make any decisions that had me mad. Whereas Harris’s character did some thing’s that could hardly be excused by her rookie status. Or maybe I’ve simply watched too many cop movies.

I did actually like aspects of the way Black ad Blue handled Harris’s character’s ‘identity crisis,’ which really says more about her acting than anything else. Also, there were moments within Black and Blue that had me thinking, ‘Yes! This is when things really get good‘. But the movie never went to the point of having a scene that I could choose as my favourite moment.

Watch it if you’re super curious. Otherwise, maybe just rewatch Training Day.

Happy Film Loving

G

BLACK AND BLUE (2019): New trailer From naomie Harris, Frank Grillo, Tyrese Gibson, Reid Scott…

Black And Blue (2019), Naomie Harris, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Black And Blue (2019), Naomie Harris, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Black and Blue (2019).


Directed by Deon Taylor, Black And Blue is a new action / crime / drama starring Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Tyreses Gibson and Frank Grillo.

While wearing a body cam, Alicia (Harris), a rookie Detroit African-American female cop stumbles upon corrupt officers as they murder a drug dealer…

First and foremost, isn’t this just a great role for Harris? I can’t wait to see how things turn out considering Alicia’s identity crisis. She better win even though statistically the odds aren’t great.

It would be great if this movie could join End Of Watch (2012) and Training Day (2001) on my list of favourite cop movies.

Mike Colter, Beau Knapp, Nafessa Williams, Michael Papajohn, Kenneth Kynt Bryan, Deneen Tyler and James Moses Black also star.

Black And Blue Release Dates: October 25th, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

Gloria