Guava Island Reviews

September 10, 2019
Glover and Murai assemble a magnetic cast who are, quite simply, a joy to watch.
May 23, 2019
Donald Glover and Rihanna bring us a dark, disturbing Caribbean fairytale that sits somewhere between musical feature film and long-form music video.
April 16, 2019
For all of Glover's substantial achievements, [Guava Island] is shockingly facile and utterly limited in perspective.
April 16, 2019
Its tight runtime and straightforward message, mixed with infectious music, makes the film an enjoyable weekend-morning stream.
April 15, 2019
Its message is noble, its vistas handsome and vibrant. But the film doesn't quite meet the exceptionally high bar Glover has set for himself.
April 14, 2019
The Glover brothers and Murai have, as ever, no shortage of big questions and ideas to build their stories around...
April 14, 2019
Murai's "This Is America" video made Glover's music sharper and more specific; Guava Island glops up the same music with a half-baked allegory that dulls every note. Steer clear.
April 13, 2019
It feels very much like a movie a bunch of friends thought up late one night, perhaps while sharing a blunt, as a party was winding down. This is meant as a compliment.
April 13, 2019
Glover casts himself as a man of the people in the film-a rebel with some Childish Gambino songs in his heart-and its inspired however slight storytelling makes for another great display of Glover's many talents as an entertainer.
April 13, 2019
Plugs squarely into the zeitgeist, answering conflict with a call for love.
April 13, 2019
Manages to wrap salty-air good vibes around a parable of capitalism's fatal impact on artistry; it's the opposite of an origin story, but it smiles through its fatalism.