Black or White Reviews

  • Black or White
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 121 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Relativity Media
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  • you can almost imagine writer-director Mike Binder writing one scene, then tearing it up and re-writing, treading ever so carefully in territory that seems too precarious to deeply mine
    2 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • writer-director Mike Binder, who worked beautifully with Costner on 2005's The Upside of Anger, finds himself on the downside of juggling stereotypes
    2 of 4 by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone ]
  • despite excellent performances by Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and other cast members, Mike Binder's racially tinged custody battle drama "Black or White" never achieves much in the way of dramatic credibility
    2 of 4 by Lou Lumenick [New York Post ]
  • Black or White is an uncommonly brave film but it loses its gumption at the end
    2.5 of 4 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • although it has an uneven feel and a retro look, Black or White successfully peels away the politically correct layers of false civility beneath a still-raw taboo subject in American life and gives a volatile subject contemporary relevance
    3 of 4 by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • a solid cast, but the racial issue is so poorly presented that the film feels unintentionally offensive
    2 of 4 by Rafer Guzman [Newsday ]
  • a racial melodrama that, until it stumbles into obvious and maudlin territory, is a thoughtful work thanks to Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie and especially Kevin Costner
    3 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News ]
  • "Black or White" is the name of the movie. It is also, unfortunately, its own view of its material
    2 of 4 by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger ]

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