The Light of the Moon Reviews

November 16, 2017
A clear-eyed film that's clinical in its specifics.
Top Critic
November 6, 2017
The movie is about choices, alternatives, and how one woman regains control and balance through patience, trust and courage.
November 1, 2017
A nuanced and sensitive exploration of the many ways rape affects a person's life, even as she tries like hell to get back to normal.
October 31, 2017
As a resource for those looking to understand the process of recovery, it's hard to imagine a more comprehensive or sympathetic look at the challenge of surviving.
October 31, 2017
This is a micro-budget movie, cobbled together from the corners that it's cut and riddled with rookie mistakes, but none of that will likely matter to the people who need it most.
October 26, 2017
The frank ways in which Thompson and Beatriz channel Bonnie make it clear that there's a lot of respect for this complex character navigating life-altering trauma.
March 17, 2017
With the wider cultural conversation about rape culture, especially in the U.S., raging in the media, this honest and complex engagement with the subject is particularly welcome.
March 13, 2017
[This] simply-structured film is harrowingly effective in its streamlined, low-frills way: sensitive without ever being sanctimonious, brutally frank without ever lapsing into exploitation.