Black or White

There's more to family than what you see.


Black or White
When a grandfather is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter, her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding.

121 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Drama.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jullian Estell, BIll Burr, Mpho Koaho, Anthony Mackie, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle
Director
Mike Binder
ScreenplayMike Binder
MusicTerence Blanchard
CinematographyRuss T. Alsobrook
EditingRoger Nygard
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2014
Produced byBlackWhite, Sunlight Productions, Treehouse Films, Venture Forth

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild to moderate, fairly frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild impact, realistic, infrequent with bloodletting.
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent, justified by context, clearly disapproved of contextually
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight
Runtime121
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
1
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Stephanie Merry quote iconShades of grey in blended kin custody battle.
5
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconPitkos vir jou siel.
10
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconA fractured family.
10
Metacritic.com
30 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
82 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Black or White has more on its mind than your average family drama, but the film's approach to its thought-provoking themes too often lives down to its title.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconFlawed but thoughtful, touching look at race and family.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
17 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
12178 users
14
Internet
1363 Netizens quote iconRun, do not walk, to see this film
13

Average .. 52%

10

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