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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: 280
  • Fresh: 273
  • Rotten: 7
  • 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: Moonlight is hard to classify; even harder to describe, in terms of its considerable achievements. – Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 26, 2017

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

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Customer Reviews

Masterpiece of film making

I just saw this film in the theatre. I am spellbound and mesmerized by the storyline, characters, performances, and the impeccable story-telling of the Director and all of the cast. I highly recommend this film to anyone who has ever felt empathy or compassion for human kind. This film truly brings out the depth in every one's humanity. Love this film and the characters.

Not Oscar Worthy

La La Land or Hacksaw Ridge were Oscar worthy. This movies plot was all over the place and weak.


I had high hopes for this movie, given all the accolades it has accumulated thus far. While I thought the acting was competent, I felt that the story left much to be desired, finding a paint-by-numbers film that adds little to the narrative that is established by other films of the genre. At the conclusion of the film, I felt that I had seen this movie before, as it shared so much with other films that were actually groundbreaking.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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