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Moonlight Reviews

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August 30, 2018
A relevantly mesmerizing film that daringly tackles a hard concept and accomplishes to make it relatable for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 27, 2018
Moonlight is an important and vital piece of black cinema, especially now. It's only through visibility that compassion can be nurtured and fostered, transforming solitude and confusion into hope and understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 24, 2018
It's is a haunting, touching film that somehow, like its name, feels both hyper realistic and dreamlike.
August 23, 2018
I can tell you "Moonlight" is one of the most intimate and beautiful films I have ever seen, and the subject matter might seem so charged that those of us who have not experienced the issues in the film don't even know how to talk about it.
August 21, 2018
"Moonlight" is gorgeously shot and wonderfully acted. Director and writer Barry Jenkins sets a high standard for tackling a delicate situation and it stands out in this masterfully woven narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 21, 2018
If our divided America is looking in the mirror trying to figure out what the future looks like, Moonlight reflects a complex portrait of compassion and community that still feels humanly possible.
August 21, 2018
The filmmaker's gaze is clear-eyed yet compassionate, and for a self-described straight ally, strikingly queer.
August 20, 2018
Moonlight is awash with both beauty and dignity. I know many of these people, and I suspect most African-Americans do as well.
August 15, 2018
This is a film for many eyes to enjoy on many different levels. You may need to try a bit harder finding this film than your average movie release, but it's well worth the dedication.
August 15, 2018
The film's originality isn't just in what Jenkins turns the volume way down on. It's what he makes room for.
August 6, 2018
It's impressionistic and image-rich, with swirling camera and lush color... a story about men's need to be tender.
April 26, 2018
A film about a shy person set in a milieu usually defined by ego and confrontation, Moonlight exposes violent male competition as sublimated, psychologically wounding, and pointless but survivable.
April 19, 2018
[Barry] Jenkins gets superb performances that are all the more impressive given the relative paucity of dialogue, let alone frank verbal expression of emotions in a deliberately close-mouthed script.
March 28, 2018
When it comes to the black experience, Moonlight tackles subjects like hypermasculinity and addiction in the aftermath of the War on Drugs.
March 21, 2018
Jenkins' authorial voice is resounding and strong and his determination admirable.
March 21, 2018
Part of what makes Moonlight such a revelation is Jenkins' delicate treatment of the inner lives of black men. There's a tenderness we rarely see as the film shines a light on a subculture where too often vulnerability is seen as weakness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 21, 2018
Chirón's three sequences of physical confrontation with his surroundings have meaning and motive. [Full review in Spanish]
February 28, 2018
Moonlight transmits a message of self-acceptance with which any person - regardless of their gender, physical or social condition - can identify themselves... [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2018
Moonlight is a beautifully layered film filled with so much emotional content and lyricism.
February 28, 2018
Moonlight is a rich and profound character study grappling with questions of race, masculinity, sexuality, class, and love with unerring confidence and poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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