It's obvious what Queen & Slim is supposed to be about; it tries to present a plausible scenario and champion a sentiment held by many in society. This in itself would have been great, but the story tries to tackle too many different topics; the film suffers from being bloated and unfocused. The result is that none of the issues get the time they need to be fleshed out. This disappointment piles on top of the editing problems that the movie has. Many scenes could have been removed, and nothing would have changed. Hard cuts required the audience to accept drastically different tones in an instant, a situation that happened many times.
All of the scenes that did work, or evoked an emotional response, were used in the trailer. There were just a lot of choices made in the actual movie that distracted from the merit that was there. While the plot and editing were not very good, the acting breathed life into the film and kept it bearable. The performances by the leads added depth to dialogue that could fall flat and brought the characters' emotions to life. I would not recommend you go out and see this movie, but it wasn't absolutely horrible.
I was waiting for the Bee Gees and it never came