Black and Blue

Black and Blue ★★

There are several cop movies out there, so trying to put a unique spin on the genre can be difficult. Black and Blue attempts to look at the racial conflicts with police men and those are important themes to explore. However, the film eventually just becomes a standard shoot-‘em-up and as it plays on, the characters start becoming more like broad stereotypes rather than fleshed out people. Director Deon Taylor does try to bring some element of tension to the story, but Black and Blue just starts to tire after a while once the obvious pieces come together. Even with a solid lead performance from Naomie Harris, the movie can’t rise above its many faults.

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