Black and Blue

Black and Blue ★★★

I don’t know how many drafts of Black and Blue were written before the script got approved, but I’d guess two. Maybe. Interesting as its premise may be, the movie doesn’t care enough about it to be more than just an excuse for shootouts and chase scenes.

Of course there are the obligatory moments where characters talk and the themes are pointed out, but they come and go so quickly and are so lazily written that they may as well not matter.

Naomie Harris is what keeps the boat above water. It’s hard to not care about her, even when she’s playing someone who’s at best two-dimensional.

This could’ve pushed the envelope or at least made an honest attempt to start a conversation, but it turned out to be nothing more than another cat-and-mouse flick.

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