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Black And Blue

Black And Blue
Black And Blue
Black And Blue
  • R
  • 1h 48m
  • 2019
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After capturing crooked cops killing drug dealers on her body cam, a female rookie must evade the narcotics officers who are after the incriminating evidence.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Black and Blue is elevated by Naomie Harris' central performance, even if the end result suffers from a simplistic treatment of topical themes.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Strong, ethical heroine elevates violent bad-cop actioner.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Black and Blue is an action movie about a rookie police officer named Alicia West (Naomie Harris) who finds herself being pursued by corrupt cops. The title acknowledges those in the Black community who are aconsistently harassed and mistreated by law enforcement and see the Black police officers who patrol their neighborhoods as traitors. The story takes an anti-police perspective, portraying them as a brutal and powerful gang with limitless power -- except for the courageous, resilient Alicia. She's a tenacious war veteran who returns to her neighborhood to be a positive force and sees the humanity in everyone before her, no matter what "side" they're on. Another character who defies stereotypes is a strong man who shows his emotions. Be ready for lots of gun violence, including a bloody, deadly shoot-out. There are also torturous beatings involving punches, kicks, a metal pipe, and a piece of lumber with rusty nails, and police rough people up. Language is very strong, with uses of "s--t," "f--k," and more; drug dealing is key to the plot. There are frank discussions about race and police brutality, as well as themes of courage, integrity, empathy, and perseverance.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:October 23, 2019
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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