Moonlight

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Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.

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Average Rating: 4/5

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The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

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Audience Reviews for Moonlight

Gangsta and gay, does that go together? The attempt is pretty brave, especially the actors of all three time frames brought a lot of talent and guts into this. Their performances make for some memorable scenes. The writing...not so much. I can't entirely say why it touched me less than, say, Brokeback Mountain or Boyhood, which explored similar themes. Definitely worth seeing but I expected a much bigger punch.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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Mahershala Ali stars as Chiron's guardian in this heartbreaking drama of discrimination and forbidden love. Wish he would've been more involved in the rest of the story.

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

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Moonlight's excellent structure in storytelling, its powerful performances and thematic vision really emphasizes the film's sense of self-discovery. A unique presentation, filled with a superb use of music, colors, cinematography, and combined with its sheer drama makes this a monumentally notable tale of a lifetime that audiences can empathize with. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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"Moonlight" is captivating, poignant, disturbing, ugly, beautiful -- and most of all, "Moonlight" is radiant. With excellent acting and superb directing, "Moonlight" tells a tale of human identity emerging from a world steeped in vulnerability, fear, isolation and the cycles of abuse visited most harshly upon oppressed communities. It's is a thoughtful work of art well worth seeing.

Christian C
Christian C

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