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Barry Jenkins

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 261
  • Fresh: 255
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Although Barry Jenkins' film is indeed about the struggles and difficulties of a person embracing his culturally reviled sexuality, the story is universal in scope and intent. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Dec 8, 2016

Fresh: An intimate and haunting drama. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Feb 2, 2017

Fresh: From the start Moonlight announces itself as something different entirely. – Kevin Maher, Times (UK), Feb 17, 2017

Fresh: Material that should by rights be harrowing has become, in Jenkins's hands, euphoric. – Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman, Feb 16, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Absolute Masterpiece!

Poetry in film. The acting, direction, screenplay, cinematography are all 10 out of 10. I truly can't even put my thoughts into words about this transcendent film. A must see!!


This movie is SO GOOD the hype is REAL!!! Go SEE is y'all

Moved to tears in the best way

My partner and I sat in the theater nearly weeping after the credits. This is a beautiful story, beautifully told. I doubt I'll see a better film this year. Or next year.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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