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Moonlight Reviews

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February 16, 2018
"Moonlight" arrives as a gift, one worth keeping - and regifting.
January 25, 2018
Reveals a different type of coming-of-age story that takes a compelling approach to cultural and sexual identity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 24, 2018
Jenkins handles this intimate tale with assurance and delicacy, seducing us with the film's gorgeous photography and drawing us ever deeper into its hero's fraught journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 23, 2018
Moonlight is a powerful film, exquisitely made, that tells a story of how love can heal all wounds, especially if that love comes from an unexpected place.
January 9, 2018
Moonlight is a drama that can be separated from representational politics, but shouldn't be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 26, 2017
Moonlight is one of those rare movies that just doesn't take a wrong step. It is an astounding piece of cinema that compassionately taps into a facet of American life that is not often explored.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 21, 2017
Jenkins accomplishes what few filmmakers ever succeed at: to move out of the private story into a historical, social and cultural statement, without one element dominating or even detracting from the other.
November 19, 2017
It's a groundbreaking piece of cinematic film...
November 13, 2017
As a melancholy character piece about an inarticulate young man who can't quite become himself no matter how many permutations of his image he puts out into the world, this is strong stuff.
November 12, 2017
Powerful performances anchor a trilogy featuring a bullied African-American at three stages of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 8, 2017
What is remarkable about Moonlight is that Jenkins and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney have crafted a film which has this place so deep in its bones that it strikes me as impossible to separate any aspect of its form from the context which produced it.
November 3, 2017
Stick with Moonlight for some perspective. You'll absorb something good and emerge more reflective about things you've never thought of before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2017
Moonlight is not just sublime cinema, this is pure art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 10, 2017
Moonlight is a complicated film, though the elements are so gracefully interwoven it never feels burdensome to the viewer.
September 27, 2017
The beauty in Moonlight is how it manages to preserve black manhood by actively destroying performative masculinity at every turn.
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.
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