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At Theaters: 1/30/2015 On Video: 5/5/2015
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 1 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 600484
Studio: Relativity Media
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A grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl's paternal grandmother seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - This is a race-themed drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Fans of Kevin Costner will especially enjoy as all other stars, from Octavia Spencer to Anthony Mackie, have smaller supporting role. While a child is central to the film, language, constant alcohol, and adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kevin Costner DRAFT DAY, 3 DAYS TO KILL
Octavia Spencer GET ON UP, FRUITVALE STATION, THE HELP
Jennifer Ehle ZERO DARK THIRTY, PRIDE AND GLORY, POSSESSION
Gillian Jacobs WALK OF SHAME
Wri/Dir: Mike Binder REIGN OVER ME, THE UPSIDE OF ANGER
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Production Notes Heading
Production Information
Director's Statement
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words; 17 S-words; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights and hits with some blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Nonstop alcohol; brief crack cocaine use.
ACTION: A fight.
COMEDY: Cute kid humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Black or White is an uncommonly brave film but it loses its gumption at the end. The good but flawed effort is at least partially undone by the way in which Binder chooses to conclude matters.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average This movie is the kind of failure that makes you frustrated and sad rather than angry. Its heart is in the right place, but its mind is confused.

USA Today Full Review
Average The overall story has a kind of dramatic inertia that undercuts observations about race and class, and the intriguing notion of a child raised in two very different worlds.

NY Post Full Review
Average 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.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 53 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
3
Fairly Low
100%
13-19Teens (M)
1
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
4
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
32
High
97%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 53 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: One child loved it and two rated it just "average."
TEENS: The lone male loved "Black or White" as did all four of the females.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone female rated it "above average," which indicates a movie she enjoyed very much.
ADULTS: The male and female reviews are almost exactly the same, half loved it with another quarter indicating they enjoyed it very much with a review of "above average." The remaining quarter rated it "average," which is a bit disappointing. Considering the high percentage who totally loved it and the fact that no one disliked it, I can HIGHLY RECOMMEND "BLACK OR WHITE."

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