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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
August 18, 2006
A pretty daring -- and disconcerting -- depiction of adolescent sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
August 18, 2006
Moonlight is a disturbing and daring thriller with an exceptional performance by 13-year-old Laurien Van den Broeck.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 18, 2006
A wild dream that spins into a nightmare, Moonlight isn't quite as provocative as it aims to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 17, 2006
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
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Joshua Land
Village Voice
August 15, 2006
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.
Eric D. Snider
May 23, 2006
The situation compels you to keep watching, only to be disappointed when you realize the story's not going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marc Mohan
May 19, 2006
Van der Oest possesses a sure visual sense, and the lead performances are confident and promising, considering the actors' relative inexperience.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Deborah Young
March 7, 2006
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.
Norm Schrager
October 1, 2005
With no common language, these two connect instantly -- perhaps it's the blood -- and embark on an emotionally wrenching journey in this visually appealing, occasionally heavy-handed thriller from Paula van der Oest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chicago Reader
September 28, 2006
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