If Beale Street Could Talk Reviews

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.
December 25, 2018
An intoxicating, intimate work from a born filmmaker, "If Beale Street Could Talk" is an elegant poem of a film.
December 24, 2018
Jenkins brings an urgency to "If Beale Street Could Talk," along with the melancholy of problems still yet to be solved.
December 21, 2018
Like a great bluesman, Moonlight's Barry Jenkins finds poetry in the lives of people struggling to surpass pain and cruel circumstances, often choosing beautiful images over words.
December 21, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk is an impressive, mature, and determined work that ably reaches the great heights it sets for itself.