Miss Juneteenth Reviews

March 6, 2020
Miss Juneteenth is a rare film that unpacks a lot about being a Black woman in America today. It manages to both find pride in the legacy it examines while also pointing out where reinvention is needed.
February 17, 2020
Playing familiar melodramatic chords in a new and interesting way, the film contains engaging and heartbreaking performances.
February 11, 2020
In essence, "Miss Juneteenth" is an ode to black mothers in all their imperfect glory.
February 10, 2020
Nicole Beharie is a revelation, breathing a life and passion into Godfrey Peoples' history-rich script.
February 9, 2020
Peoples has an eye for the details of the Jones family's life, scraping by on her wits while trying to touch the upper class life the pageant represents.
February 1, 2020
Miss Juneteenth isn't full of surprises, but Peoples is well-versed in the nuances of interpersonal conflict.
January 30, 2020
[W]hat appears to be a small slice of life presented without much fuss is the work of what seems like a major new filmmaker.
January 29, 2020
Miss Juneteenth is written with hope in mind, and the audience will root for Turquoise. Not a tropey caricature that Hollywood likes to box Black actresses into.
January 29, 2020
Beharie commands the screen with a naturally quiet disposition and the film flows to her rhythm. Sometimes slowing down completely as Turquoise halts to take on another day and challenge and Beharie shows us that with small reticent gestures.
January 27, 2020
Despite its earlier stumbles, sticking with Miss Juneteenth is beyond rewarding. In addition to Beharie's absolute magnetism, what is unveiled is a stunning mother/daughter tapestry about the sacrifices of motherhood.
January 27, 2020
Miss Juneteenth is a beautiful story of family as well as an inspiring one of hope. You'll love it for its authenticity and also in Channing Godfrey Peoples' ability to tell a story and create captivating and compelling characters.
January 26, 2020
As frustrating as a lot of Miss Juneteenth can be, there's something pure at its center that you'd have to be truly cynical to ignore.
January 25, 2020
Miss Juneteenth is so thoughtful, earnest, and heart-achingly specific that it can only be the work of a storyteller baring their soul.
January 25, 2020
"Miss Juneteenth" richly captures the slow pace of ebbing small-town Texas life, even if you might wish there were a bit more narrative momentum to pick up the slack in writer-director Channing Godfrey People's first feature.
January 25, 2020
[D]espite the strong performances and meticulously crafted world they exist inside, the film's narrative isn't nearly revelatory enough to match its most winning elements.