If Beale Street Could Talk Reviews

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January 12, 2019
That's pure cinema. What Baldwin does with words, Mr. Jenkins does visually.
December 27, 2018
James Laxton's cinematography is even more richly hued than his work on Jenkins's Moonlight, and the sound design and Nicholas Britell's score add to the movie's brimming sensory pleasures.
December 26, 2018
This movie works as a timeless romance, a family drama, a legal thriller and a poignant social commentary. A great American novel has been turned into a great American film.
December 26, 2018
If a powerful kick to your gut's sense of social justice is what you're looking for, you can't do any better.
December 26, 2018
"If Beale Street Could Talk" carves a holy place in a hard, hard world.
December 25, 2018
Jenkins lets the story unfold slowly and patiently, giving his actors room to tell their own quiet stories.
June 23, 2019
In New York's Harlem in the early 1970s, 19-year-old Tish and 22-year-old Fonny are in love and expecting their first child.
June 18, 2019
As much a timeless, universal romance as it is a spirited indictment of the callous brutality that passes for the American "justice" system, Beale Street uses love as magnifying glass and spotlight.
June 17, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk - the third film by the celebrated Moonlight director Barry Jenkins - will endure.
May 29, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk is a near perfect film, one that marries Baldwin's poetic, evocative narrative with Jenkin's lyrical, stirring filmmaking to create a film so captivating it immediately establishes itself as essential viewing.
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