By the time the title sequence displays the tensions are already high. Like the vivid racial tension in the United States, which this film carry’s proud fist high as its mission. The vicious pursuit of two innocent people by an overarmed police force. There are certain qualities displayed through “Queen and Slim” that I felt were completely unique to it’s poetic style, which is the talented work of director Melina Matsoukas. Certain scenes really caught my eye and strung at my heartstrings. It’s pleasantly beautiful and moving, while also being thrilling. The performances and the relationship built by our changing characters is still the highlight of the experience. Yet, there’s also a lot I felt lacking from the film. The script feels lazy at times, which the actors tried their best to overwrite with genuine emotion. Succeeding in their attempts to make an emotionally satisfying experience. Though I’d love to change a few scenes, or trim down the films runtime, its still overall a worthy watch and a stepping stone for Matsoukas' career.