QUEEN & SLIM 4K Ultra HD Review
Slim and Queen’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a policeman pulls them over for a minor traffic violation. When the situation escalates, Slim takes the officer’s gun and shoots him in self-defense. Now labeled cop killers in the media, Slim and Queen feel that they have no choice but to go on the run and evade the law. When a video of the incident goes viral, the unwitting outlaws soon become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief, and pain for people all across the country.
Directed By: Melina Matsoukas
Written By: Lena Waithe & James Frey
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya (Slim), Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen), Bokeem Woodbine (Uncle Earl), Chloe Sevigny (Mrs. Shepherd), Sturgill Simpson (Police Officer Reed), Indya Moore (Goddess), Benito Martinez (Sheriff Edgar), Jahi Di’Allo Winston (Junior), Flea (Mr. Shepherd), & more.
Genre: Crime, Drama, & Romance
Runtime: Approx. 2 Hours and 12 Minutes
4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Details
- English: Dolby Atmos
- English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Codec: HEVC / H.265
- Resolution: 4K (2160p)
- HDR: HDR10
- Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
- A Deeper Meaning
- Melina & Lena
- Off the Script
- On the run with Queen & Slim
- Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Melina Mastsoukas and Writer/Producer Lean Waithe
I give Queen & Slim a B.
To be honest with you, Queen & Slim is definitely not my type of film. But, I was pleasantly surprised by it. It’s a Bonnie and Clyde type story except for a law-abiding man and female happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is a simple love story of two people who are complete opposites but due to the circumstances got to know each other. Though Slim and Queen were on the run for killing a cop they became heroes within their community.
The script was well written as I was drawn into the story. The actors portrayed their characters (Queen & Slim) beautifully as you were engaged by who they were. I was rooting for them as well because they were good people destroyed by a bad situation. At the end of the film, I definitely felt the loss as many did in the film. I also felt Queen and Slim also learned something about themselves along the way. They became better people and enjoyed life with the short time they had together.
Catch Queen & Slim out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, & Digital Code March 3rd!