Black and Blue is a B-movie whole and through, which is a compliment, and the work of the Black and Blue cast cannot be overlooked. Director Deon Taylor has created yet another strong thriller, following the criminally underappreciated drama The Intruder, and he appears to respect the genres’ lean, straightforward simplicity and performs his own version of them with larger casts and higher production standards.
Through her physical power and emotional nuance, Naomie Harris enhances this story of a rookie officer who becomes the target of her unscrupulous colleagues in the Black and Blue cast. Dante Spinotti, a regular Michael Mann collaborator and two-time Oscar contender for “The Insider” and “LA Confidential,” delivers excellent, evocative shots of the film’s New Orleans setting by being in the Black and Blue cast. It contributes significantly to the overall sense of foreboding.
“Black and Blue” loses its way and feels like it’ll never finish when it attempts to be about something heavier and more important, and the problem of racism and the police could not be more timely. People of color are unnecessarily profiled and targeted in communities across the United States, resulting in violence, and the employment of a body camera, which is essential to the thrust of Peter Dowling’s script, is an attempt to halt this dangerous trend.
All of those themes are baked into the plot for the most part; it’s when the characters stop explaining their reasons and actions, resulting in succession, and that is how the Black and Blue cast created this extraordinary work and worth checking out.
Naomie Harris as Alicia
Black and Blue cast member Naomie Melanie Harris OBE was born in London, England, and began her career as a kid, playing in the 1987 television series Simon and the Witch. Selena in the zombie thriller 28 Days Later (2002), Tia Dalma in the 2nd and 3rd Pirates of the Caribbean films, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He was Frances Barrison/Shriek in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. In the James Bond films Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die, she played Eve Moneypenny, which added a lot to her career.
In 2016, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight, for which she received several honors, in London, she attended St Marylebone School and studied acting at the Anna Scher Theatre before enrolling as a sixth-form student at Woodhouse College. She earned a degree in social and political sciences from Pembroke College. Black and Blue cast member Harris is 46 years old, was born on September 6, 1976, and married to Peter Legler.
Frank Grillo as Terry Malone
Frank Anthony Grillo is a well-known American actor who portrayed Brock Rumlow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and the animated series What If (2021). He made his feature film debut as Sergeant Leo Barnes in The Purge: Anarchy (2014), a role he repeated. He has previously acted in Warrior (2011), The Grey (2012), End of Watch (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and Wolf Warrior 2.
He was born in New York City to a working-class Calabrian Italian-American family and grew up in New York’s Bronx and Rockland County, beginning wrestling at the age of 8 and boxing at the age of 18. Black and Blue cast member Grillo is 57 years old, was born on June 8, 1965, and used to be married to Wendy Moniz.
Tyrese Gibson as Mouse
Tyrese Darnell Gibson is a singer and actor from the United States who published his self-titled debut album, which included the single “Sweet Lady,” which peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. His 2nd and 3rd albums, 2000 Watts and I Wanna Go There, were released in 2001 and 2002 and featured the lead single “How You Gonna Act Like That,” which became Gibson’s highest-charting hit,
Black and Blue cast member Gibson is 43 years old, was born on December 30, 1978, and was married to Norma Gibson between 2007–2009. His role in the movie as Mouse was essential, and fans were thrilled to see him shine in the Black and Blue cast.
Mike Colter as Darius
Mike Randal Colter is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has also appeared in the streaming television series Luke Cage (2016-2018), The Defenders (2017), and Jessica Jones (2017), and has also played Lemond Bishop in The Good Wife (2010–2015) and The Good Fight (2017–present), Malcolm Ward in Ringer (2011–2012), Jameson Locke, Agent J’s father in Men in Black 3, and David Acosta, a former journalist studying to be a Catholic priest in Evil. Black and Blue cast member Colter is 46 years old, was born on August 26, 1976, and married to Iva Colter.