Deon Taylor directs this thriller that stars Naomie Harris as Alicia West, a rookie New Orleans cop.
Alicia takes her partner’s (Reid Scott) shift so he can take a night off to be with his family. While partnering with another cop for the night, he stops the Cruiser and goes inside an old warehouse telling West to stay in the car.
She hears gunfire coming from the building and runs inside to investigate. Inside she sees a young Black drug dealer being killed by a couple of White Narcs. When they see that she’s wearing a body cam, they try to get the camera from her, no matter what it takes.
The neighborhood is poor, Black and suspicious of the police, so no one will hide her. The area is a place that her partner had told her — even the police won’t go into.
Not only are the corrupt cops trying to stop her, but also the dead kid’s uncle who’s a big drug gangster. He believes Alicia killed his nephew and is out for revenge.
The only way she can clear herself is to get the film back to her precinct.
Alicia West is small in stature, but she’s one tough woman. She’s outnumbered and out gunned but very determined to do the right thing.
Black and Blue is a good thriller with good performances. Harris is very good in the role and Tyrese Gibson is impressive as a Black market owner who is the only one who helps her.