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"BLACK AND BLUE"
(2019) (Naomi Harris, Tyrese Gibson) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Mild
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Dramatic Thriller: A rookie cop must contend with being framed for the murder of a young drug dealer by a corrupt narcotics detective.
PLOT:
Military vet Alicia West (NAOMIE HARRIS) has recently joined the New Orleans Police Department where she's been partnered with Kevin Jennings (REID SCOTT). Her patrol area is her former stomping grounds before she enlisted in the Army, but her best friend from years ago, Missy (NAFESSA WILLIAMS), wants nothing to do with her, while convenience store employee Milo Jackson (TYRESE GIBSON) is also cold toward her due to lack of police response when needed in his neighborhood that's otherwise controlled by drug kingpin Darius (MIKE COLTER).

When Kevin can't pull a double shift due to a family commitment, Alicia offers to take his place and is teamed up with veteran cop Deacon Brown (JAMES MOSES BLACK). But little does she know that he's on the take and in cahoots with undercover narcotics officer Terry Malone (FRANK GRILLO) and his partner Smitty (BEAU KNAPP). That comes to a head when she happens upon Malone as he executes a young drug dealer -- who just so happens to be Darius' nephew -- and then finds herself the target of the bad cops who want to kill her before she rats them out.

From that point on, and after taking refuge in the store where Milo works, Alicia must contend with now being hunted not only by the cops, but also Darius and his men who, like the rest of the police force, have been lied to by Malone that Alicia is, in fact, the killer of the young man.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Some older teens might be interested, especially if they're fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence and language.


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