There's an air of prefab provocation about the whole thing, and viewers should know that the director has a penchant for squirm-inducing images, not all of them strictly necessary.
| Original Score: 2/4
Moonlight is a disturbing and daring thriller with an exceptional performance by 13-year-old Laurien Van den Broeck.
| Original Score: 3/4
A wild dream that spins into a nightmare, Moonlight isn't quite as provocative as it aims to be.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
In this English-language Dutch thriller, a 13-year-old girl and a young Afghan drug courier fall in love while fleeing his employers.
| Original Score: 4/5
Not only is the candid (but never prurient) treatment of early-teen sexuality and drug use too hot to handle, but the narrative blend of fairy-tale wonder and nightmare logic feels sui generis.
A contrived, rather unpleasant English-lingo thriller set in the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Moonlight takes a precocious love story between a young rich girl and an Afghan boy to kinky limits where few auds will want to tread.