Queen & Slim

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Movie Info & Cast


Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.


  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Jodie Turner-Smith
  • Bokeem Woodbine
  • Chloë Sevigny
  • Flea
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Indya Moore
  • Benito Martinez
  • Jahi Di'Allo Winston
  • Gralen Bryant Banks

Did You Know?


  • First feature film to be directed by Melina Matsoukas, who has previously only directed music videos and TV episodes.
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  • When hiding under the floor-boards the police search the room flipping the mattress to check under the bed. The following morning when leaving the hiding space under the floor-boards, the bed is made, whilst the home owners had been detained.
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    • Queen: Thank you for this journey, no matter how it ends.
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Atom User Reviews

Verified Review

It was intense, funny, and tear jerking. The actors did a fantastic job! In my opinion it's a must see.

Liia L
Verified Review

sad and deep

Arthur D


Nov 25, 2019

There’s a particular thrill when all of a film’s many story elements — here, so dense with symbolism — come together with such thematic and emotional vigor. That intensity pairs exquisitely with the tenderness the film never wants to lose sight of.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Nov 15, 2019

Queen Slim’s cumulative impact mostly justifies the tonal inconsistencies, leaving the viewer with a troubling look at a society in which the marginalised always feel hunted.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
Nov 15, 2019

A less muddled, less self-conscious Queen Slim could have been an indelible waking dream. Instead, it's hit-and-miss. But Waithe and Matsoukas are on to something, and it's the undercurrents rather than the filmmakers' more obvious exertions that hit the mark.

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter