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Moonlight Reviews

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September 20, 2017
Just go see it. You'll be glad you did. As I said to the publicist after the screening when he asked me for my reaction, It's a movie that will stay with me for a long time.
September 20, 2017
This is a quiet and powerful film that everyone should try to catch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2017
Moonlight is a film that moves you.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 12, 2017
In Moonlight, Barry Jenkins charts an intimate portrait of the plight of young African-American men and nods to the influence of spirituals in the African-American tradition of the Blues.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 12, 2017
It is tempting to call it a universal story, a timeless story, but this is too comforting, too glib.It is a specific story, of being queer, black and poor in America - still a story that is little told onscreen.
September 11, 2017
[Moonlight is] a slice of cinematic poetry with a vision all its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 5, 2017
Moonlight's beauty is that it shows how the parts of us hidden deep in darkness can still shine brightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2017
Moonlight is among the best films of the year.
August 15, 2017
The masterful level of craft in the film is obvious.
August 15, 2017
Moonlight may be a quiet, understated gem. But you can expect the buzz surrounding it to become deafening.
June 22, 2017
The five stories' most striking commonality is placing its characters in conflict with the American ideal of being able to forge one's own destiny.
June 13, 2017
Jenkins' handling of Chiron's sexuality is as quietly oblique as everything else in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 26, 2017
Writer-director Barry Jenkins puts the audience inside Chiron's almost constant state of discomfort through the use of silence and close-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2017
It's a classic, Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 5, 2017
Moonlight is a pretty good film that has been embarrassingly over-hyped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2017
In Moonlight, moments of physical collision are filmed to emphasise their tactility.
Full Review | Original Score: Highly Recommended
March 24, 2017
A delicate and sensitive masterpiece. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2017
Chiron's entire life is filled with so much pain and hardship that you can't help but feel an increasing sense of fear and tension that suddenly, things could go completely and tragically wrong. Imagine living with that fear every day of your life.
March 23, 2017
Moonlight is a reminder that cinema can be a profound human experience, a means of understanding experiences one may never face.
March 22, 2017
Through each of their performances, and the rich narrative, Jenkins delivers an authentic, necessary statement of black male self-love.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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