There is a free TV premiere today on ProSieben, in which “James Bond” star Naomie Harris rocks the lead role. In addition, the FSK 16 thriller “Black And Blue” is rather mixed fare.
Fans of cop thrillers like “Training Day” and “Dark Blue” should mark the free TV premiere of the 2019 movie “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:
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 represents the US police officer’s uniform worn by Iraq War veteran and rookie police officer Alicia West (Harris) as she begins duty in her old New Orleans neighborhood. 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 like to step through this door and increasingly flees into genre clichés as the film progresses. But at least they provide some kind of thrill the hand-made and often hard-hitting action inserts that have given “Black And Blue” an FSK age rating of 16 and over, but which are also always quite generic.
The strongest argument for the cop thriller, which turns out to be average with our DashFUN 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.
In an attempt 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.