Queen & Slim – Watchable but slow

This movie have a good story concept. The first act of the movie looked very promising. Then the pace slowed down drastically throughout the rest of the movie when it become a road movie. This is supposed to be the new version of Bonnie & Clyde with an urban vibe. However, there are some editing decisions that weaken the urgency of a certain scene in the movie. A tighter editing also needed to improve the movie’s pacing. However, the one thing that this movie has in spade is the charismatic performers in their roles, primarily Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner Smith. Without them, this movie will be unwatchable. Thanks to the intense chemistry between the two, this movie transcend it’s status from a schlock B-movie into a decent contemporary cinema.