2016 • 110 minutes
2.47K reviews
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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

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2.47K reviews
Darran Smith
May 21, 2017
This is a sad and haunting story about Chiron, a boy (and then man) looking for love in an environment that is devoid of love. He finds it in unexpected places, only to lose it in very heart wrenching ways. I love how the movie is presented in 3 acts, following Chiron through 3 very distinct phases of his life. If you're looking for an action-packed movie or a gay love story - this isn't it. If you're looking for a well-written, character-driven drama about a young man trying to cope with his feelings (not just sexuality) in a harsh, unloving environment, then buy/rent and get drawn in.
Keith MacDonald
March 9, 2017
Its honestly okay. That's it. I'm a huge fan of movies and films, and this is one of 6 of the 2017 best picture nominees I saw, and was by far the worse. While the acting was great (Ali definitely deserves the Oscar) the plot is average, nothing you've never seen before. Critics talk about the progression of the characters in the movie, yet Chiron shows no real progression other than age. If you want to watch the movie that should have won best picture watch Manchester by the Sea (or Arrival, or La La Land, or Hell or High Water, or Hacksaw Ridge.) This one isn't worth it folks. ALSO PLEASE NOTE EVERYONE I AM NOT HOMOPHOBIC AND THE VIEWS THAT PEOPLE HAVE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALS DOES NOT APPLY TO MY OPINIONS AND THEREFORE DID NOT AFFECT MY REVIEW OR OF WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THE MOVIE
156 people found this review helpful
Grant Trefero
March 29, 2017
It makes no sense at all to me. This just seems to be a movie to cater to homosexuals, drugs and hardknock life... its amazing how this trifecta came to pass. Everyone has problems Hollywood, not just black people. I guarantee if this was about a white person, Mexican, Japanese....etc it would not have gotten best picture. Complete pile of crap.
14 people found this review helpful