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If Beale Street Could Talk Reviews

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March 18, 2019
A visually stunning and emotionally intense meditation on young love, family and social injustice in America.
March 14, 2019
There's beauty, tenderness, and hope in every frame.
March 12, 2019
Yes, you've seen this film before but what lifts this and makes it a decent watch is the way the female characters are portrayed on screen, neither exotic or functional but real and complex.
March 6, 2019
It's a stunning and sensuous film, gorgeously crafted and performed - the story of young lovers in an unjust world. It'll make your heart flutter and ache.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 6, 2019
An unquestionable beauty. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 6, 2019
The man who eventually won the 2017 Academy Award for best picture proves Moonlight was no fluke with this slow-burning, soulful adaptation of a 1974 novel by American writer James Baldwin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 3, 2019
The formal elegance on display fills, and sometimes overwhelms, the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 2, 2019
Jenkins performs a miracle avoiding bathos while baring raw emotion, presenting the cruelty of the world and its bitter fruit without dulling the love that makes living worthwhile.
February 27, 2019
Jenkins's work should be defining the mainstream...
February 26, 2019
The score is absolutely amazing, and truthfully, I love everything about this film.
February 24, 2019
If you're putting together a list of the 10 best films of the year, see If Beale Street Could Talk and you'll only need 9 more.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
February 22, 2019
I liked it, but I thought the editing was very distracting and it was a little slow in some parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2019
It wasn't the typical story we're used to, with the family dynamics, and it showed something more true to what the Black experience is in this country, family-wise...not a happy story at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk is an evergreen movie that focuses not solely on the injustice that its characters face, but on the love that suffuses them.
February 21, 2019
Just as the novel version of If Beale Street Could Talk moves between love story and protest novel, a balance Baldwin strikes throughout many of his works, Jenkins' adaptation uses flashbacks to oscillate between two worlds.
February 18, 2019
This is a deeply felt, lovingly made movie that will stand the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 16, 2019
Barry Jenkins is an unhurried director who loves to dwell on intimate scenes and there are several touching moments...The pace, however, does become somewhat cloying as the time-jumping has you thinking more about the timeline than the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 15, 2019
If Beale Street Could Talk somehow manages to find beauty and heart in the unjust tragedy of two lovers kept apart by prejudice.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 14, 2019
This romance-drama melds a telling of America's racial injustices into a devastating and intricate craft of empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 14, 2019
Barry Jenkins' follow-up to Moonlight is slightly less radical, but makes up for it with a powerfully restrained anger, and much beauty.
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