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Black or White

6.62 h 1 min2015X-Ray18+
Nothing is black or white in this heart-wrenching drama about love, race and forgiveness. Starring Academy Award Winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner. When Elliot is left to care for his granddaughter Eloise by himself, Eloise's paternal grandmother seeks custody, drawing them into a long and uncertain battle, leaving Eloise not only torn between two families but two worlds. Deeply moving!
Mike Binder
Kevin CostnerOctavia SpencerJillian Estell
English [CC]
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4.4 out of 5 stars

830 global ratings

  1. 63% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 22% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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PhoenixReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Movies are a great and powerful medium for story telling of fiction and ...
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In the beginning the film seemed promising bur the storyline was lack lustre I wished they had challenged the characters between the father and the grandmother; in showing the realistic side of what really happens during an actual custody tug of war in regards to a child. I think the film producers were scared to push the boundaries and decided to play it safe. Movies are a great and powerful medium for story telling of fiction and non fiction. I say that if you're going to TELL a story in words and pictures,, tell it and do it well, so that the public get to learn realistic, valuable, poignant and meaningful lessons of life.........whatever the scenario maybe.
11 people found this helpful
Millie RiverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 January 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
A sadly missed opportunity
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Beautiful cinematography and a solid cast do as much as they can to compensate for what is ultimately a very disappointing screenplay.

With the exception of one good speech from Kostner, we are left with a series of tired stereotypes propped up by worn cliches.

It is a film that provokes and then waves a white flag at issues of modern race relations and communication that are crying out to be tackled head on.

With this tonnage of on-screen talent, it could have done so much more...
9 people found this helpful
chantelleReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie.. make you think..
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I am love this movie; because it show grandfather fighting for his granddaughter and deadbeat dad finally being honest with himself..likewise who has a drinking problem grandfather..more fathers should be honest and should fight for their children and step up and take responsibility for their children instead of running away from their responsibilities and face their fears that is holding them back and blinding them of what in front of them which are kids that important. It set a stage of forgiveness and family coming together to put the child it .
One person found this helpful
NatalieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 January 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
I got lost!!
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I watched a lot of movies over the time and I have to admit, I got lost with this one, I understand the story behind is really powerful but I have the feeling there is no subject. Stayed until the end to see what is happening and I was like......that`s it?
A bit disappointed. Have to admit though, the actors played really good.
Interesting story, boring for me.
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GollumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 November 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Emotional tumble dryer...
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The film takes you through all the emotions, but, overall, had a lighthearted feel to it. The story was straightforward, and it is a shame that in many parts it was so simple, obvious and stereotypical, but i guess this may have been part of the lighthearted / comedy feel. Overall, i think it is worth a watch, but it could have been better...
Stuart AndersonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heart-warming, captivating film
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Beautifully film based on a true situation, presented with warmth and humour. Heart warming, emotional and very real with a dramatic edge of the seat twist at the end. Well worth watching and highly recommended.
One person found this helpful
Trac.EReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nice film about love BUT...
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Whilst everyone acted very well, technically the girl had an alcoholic grandfather, crackhead dad and a delusional grandmother. She needed to be removed from all of them until they all figured out their crap. The scene where the grandfather told the dad to get his act together then poured himself some alcohol with funny.
alison clarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 August 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Not many films get five stars from me but this one does.
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This is a brilliant film that really made you think, Kevin Costner played the part of the grieving father and husband absolutely brilliant me and are struggling grandad. Octavia played the part of a happy grandma brilliantly. In the end I was unsure which way did you go this film is really worth watching I loved it!
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