QUEEN & SLIM 4K Ultra HD Review

Queen & Slim 4K Review

The Movie


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

Rating: R

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

Special Features

  • 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

My Thoughts

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!