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Fans of cop thrillers like » Training Day » and » Dark Blue » should mark the free TV premiere of the 2019 cinema film » Black And Blue » for late Sunday evening. Above all, those who can’t get enough of «Miss Moneypenny» Naomie Harris will get their money’s worth, because the «James Bond» star delivers an amazing performance here and is the glue that glues the otherwise fairly generic film by Deon Taylor sticks together.
«Black And Blue» runs on May 8, 2022 at 10:40 p.m. on ProSieben and can be seen there for the first time on free TV. If the time is too late, you can of course also program your hard disk recorder, grab Blu-ray or DVD or stream the film with a subscription to Joyn:
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The premise of «Black And Blue» certainly contains a lot of explosives. And that is already clear in the title — because «blue» and «black» have a special meaning in this case: blue stands for the US police officer’s uniform worn by Iraq war veteran and police rookie Alicia West (Harris) when begins her ministry in her old neighborhood in New Orleans. And black represents West’s skin color. The action thriller opens the door to an examination of the explosive socio-political situation in some major US cities, where the police force is struggling internally with racism and corruption.
Hard-hitting but also often generic action
Director Deon Taylor doesn’t really like to step through this door and increasingly flees into genre clichés as the film progresses. The hand-made and often hard-hitting action interludes, which have given “Black And Blue” an FSK age rating of 16 and over, ensure a certain amount of thrill , but they also turn out to be quite generic again and again.
The strongest argument for the cop thriller, which turns out to be average with our FILMSTARTS rating of 2.5 out of 5 possible stars , is its main actress: Naomie Harris rocks every scene, while the Roman Pearce from the «Fast & Furious» films known Tyrese Gibson still cuts a solid figure next to her. Action star Frank Grillo («Boss Level», «Copshop»), on the other hand, plays his corrupt cop a bit over-the-top.
That’s what «Black and Blue» is about
Shortly after starting her new job in a troubled New Orleans neighborhood, the idealistic Alicia West uses her body cam to film corrupt co-workers making short work of drug dealers. West escapes the situation with the incriminating video material — but of course her colleagues do everything they can to ensure that she does not come to the police station to present it.
While trying to get help, West quickly discovers that the conspiracy in her department goes deeper than she thought. On the other hand, she gets unexpected support from Milo (Gibson), a supermarket clerk she knows from childhood days…
Black And Blue Trailer DF