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Moonlight Reviews

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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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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.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
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-
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
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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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
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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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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+
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Deborah Young
Variety
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.
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Chicago Reader
September 28, 2006
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