Moonlight

Moonlight

Moonlight

Going from childhood, to teenagehood, to adulthood, this winner of Best Drama at the Golden Globes follows an African-American man trying to understand himself and his sense of love in Miami's poorer district - a hard-skinned place that wants to predefine him.

Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Ali), Academy Awards 2017; Best Picture (Drama), Golden Globes 2017
2016Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, drug use and sex scenes111 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.

5.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A nuclear-fission-strength heartbreaker. It’s made up of moments so slight and incidental they’re sub-molecular – but they release enough heat and light to swallow whole cities at a stroke.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a thrilling, deeply necessary work that opens up a much-needed and rarely approached on-screen conversation about the nature of gay masculinity.

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Moonlight, which announces Jenkins as a major filmmaker, gets you good. It stays raw from first scene to last.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Moonlight is an essential film and you'd be an idiot to overlook it.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, "Who am I?"

0

So it's definitely a masterpiece. Very interesting use of colour and non diegetic sound which create a really interesting mood and help us feel things with the character, really immersing us in the film. Certainly worthy of all its praise though won't interest people who aren't fans of the genre.

4.0
0

Moonlight is what Hollywood needs right now, a beautifully written film that's filmed in a unique but immersive style, and has real characters rather than cookie-cutter characters. It's the perfect blend of raw emotion and euphoria that unites a cast where everyone shines. A film that I will never forget. Masterpiece, masterpiece, masterpiece.

5.0
0

Moonlight is directed by Barry Jenkins, it stars Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris and Janelle Monae. Moonlight tells the story of Chiron starting from childhood to adulthood and his struggles in a rough Miami neighborhood. Moonlight is filled with strong performances. Everyone in this movie was incredible, the...

4.0
0

Some films are best consumed whole while others give more joy through their fragments. For example, a holistic story with a big legacy is Brokeback Mountain (2005), the modern-day Western with two white gay cowboys as its ground-breaking heroes. Twelve years later, the remarkable film Moonlight (2016) walks into the Brokeback narrative space to echo similar...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.

5.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A nuclear-fission-strength heartbreaker. It’s made up of moments so slight and incidental they’re sub-molecular – but they release enough heat and light to swallow whole cities at a stroke.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a thrilling, deeply necessary work that opens up a much-needed and rarely approached on-screen conversation about the nature of gay masculinity.

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Moonlight, which announces Jenkins as a major filmmaker, gets you good. It stays raw from first scene to last.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Moonlight is an essential film and you'd be an idiot to overlook it.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, "Who am I?"

0

So it's definitely a masterpiece. Very interesting use of colour and non diegetic sound which create a really interesting mood and help us feel things with the character, really immersing us in the film. Certainly worthy of all its praise though won't interest people who aren't fans of the genre.

4.0
0

Moonlight is what Hollywood needs right now, a beautifully written film that's filmed in a unique but immersive style, and has real characters rather than cookie-cutter characters. It's the perfect blend of raw emotion and euphoria that unites a cast where everyone shines. A film that I will never forget. Masterpiece, masterpiece, masterpiece.

5.0
0

Moonlight is directed by Barry Jenkins, it stars Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris and Janelle Monae. Moonlight tells the story of Chiron starting from childhood to adulthood and his struggles in a rough Miami neighborhood. Moonlight is filled with strong performances. Everyone in this movie was incredible,...

4.0
0

Some films are best consumed whole while others give more joy through their fragments. For example, a holistic story with a big legacy is Brokeback Mountain (2005), the modern-day Western with two white gay cowboys as its ground-breaking heroes. Twelve years later, the remarkable film Moonlight (2016) walks into the Brokeback narrative space to echo...

5.0
0