• Black or White (2014)

Black or White

Release Date: December 3rd, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

When his wife dies in a car crash, Elliott Anderson (Kevin Costner) fields another blow: the realization that he must raise his biracial granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell), alone. However, the child's paternal grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer) feels that she is better equipped to take care of the child, and sues for custody. With Eloise caught in the middle, both Elliott and Rowena are forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness and understanding.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Mpho Koaho, Anthony Mackie, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs

Director: Mike Binder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Treehouse Films

Distributors: Relativity Media

Keywords: School, Rivalry, Passionate, 2010s, Transformation, Friend, Moving, Emotional, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    By the film's end, Black or White raises only one question: Is its racial-baiting disingenuous or oblivious? show more

  • 75
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Costner’s performance is filled with memorable moments. show more

  • 70
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    Black and White never panders too easily to sentiments, creating characters who are riddled with flaws but likeable all the same. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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