Atom User Reviews for If Beale Street Could Talk

4.4 out of 5
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I LOVED THIS FILM. The camera captures gorgeous moments through eye contact from the actors which is mesmerizing. This love story is so beautiful and painful, It breaks my heart and makes me feel so much inside. Bravo to all the fantastically beautiful actors & the phenomenal director. Definitely seeing it again.

AA
Ashley A
#lovestory
SA
stephen A
#lovestory
#beautiful
#makesyouthink

A beautiful love story with an upsetting ending. But sadly that ending is reality for a lot of minority families. Well shot movie. Brings out so many emotions.

WW
Wilma W
#hilarious
#greatcast
#awardbuzz
#tragedy
#cute
#beautiful
#allthefeels
#intense
#mustsee
#younglove

Loved the use of natural lighting and color. Smart cinematography and excellent performances make this a must see if you are a fan of clever movements and actors that chew up the scene. A tense heart-filled story of a realistic relationship and the trails that can weigh that down and test a couple's bond. It can either break you or make you stronger. I believe this spoke to just about every person in the room in one way or another. I liked it a lot.

BA
Benjamin A
#lovestory
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#seeingitagain
#datenight
#epic

amazing film, beautifully shot with an incredible score. the lead actors were so talented in the film and incredible to watch on screen. still a timely and relevant film, seeing it again for sure. a beautiful incredible work.

KJ
Kalan J
#slow
#boring
#notmyfave
#snoozefest
#fellasleep

I fell asleep

MA
Mercy A
#greatcast
#mustsee
#allthefeels
#awardbuzz
#lovestory
#great

Well written movie. Thought provoking, albeit disheartening ending. For many POC and poor individuals, this is a reality. I encourage everyone to go see it, read the book too.

TS
Tiffany S
#lovestory
#greatcast
#intense
#great
#smart
#allthefeels
#truestory
#heartpounding

Such a great movie and very sad! I felt their pain through the screen. Great actors!

TM
Tefta M
#intense
#mustseebro

This movie gave me a real sense of how far we have to go to change generational racism in the US. I think this movie should be shown in high schools and colleges. It starts a conversation that hopefully leads to change.

RC
Robert C
#lovestory
#greatcast
#beautiful
#unique

This was a beautifully intense yet soft love story set in the late 60's/ early 70's. That has racism as the antagonist that is still relevant today. it is a story of family, friendship, and blending families.

KP
Kim P
#beautiful
#intense

I am speechless to the truth and beauty of this film

AC
adrienne C
#greatcast
#mustsee
#beautiful
#awardbuzz

The cinematography was beautiful. The story was told in a catching way. Some tear-jerking moments, but definitely worth the watch. I love the new faces on the screen. Their talent made them seem like veterans. I see this as another amazing film Barry Jenkins and his team will earn many awards for!

AS
ashaunni S
#awardbuzz
#greatcast
#greatacting

Great Acting

SM
Shaira M
#lovestory
#mustsee
#intense
#beautiful
#greatcast

One of the best I have seen

CL
Carol L
#lovestory
#inspiring
#slow

It moves slow but it had a lot of depth and it let you know what happens to our man in jail system. due process doesn't work for us

QF
Qwendolyn F
#lovestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense
#datenight
#slow
#heartbreaking
#leavekidsathome
#surprising

It was a good movie but the rest of the lead cast and supporting cast should have been and should be recognized for their outstanding performances. Regina King was excellent as always but the others were just as good. slow moving after the first 40minutes.

LM
LM M
#greatcast
#lovestory
#heartbreaking
#poignant
#realistic

A beautiful love story in a time gone by, dealing with issues still relevant to people of color in America

MM
Martine M
#lovestory

It was a pretty good movie

EB
Ernest B
#lovestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#beautiful
#allthefeels
#datenight
#heartbreaking
#leavekidsathome
#girlsnight

Read the book many years ago. This is a beautiful rendition of a love story in the midst of an unjust society.

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Adrienne N
#greatcast
#lovestory
#intense
#allthefeels
#beautiful
#heartbreaking
#datenight
#slow
#indiehit
#sad

Bittersweet.And amazing visuals.

MV
Majayda V
#inspiring
#mustsee
#epic
#beautiful
#lovestory
#heartbreaking
#great
#smart
#greatcast

Just an amazing film all around.

RS
Ricardo S
#lovestory
#greatcast
#beautiful
#allthefeels
#awardbuzz
#great
#heartbreaking
#inspiring
#sad
#poignant

Regina King is definitely deserving of her Oscar nom. The entire cast is wonderful, but she's truly outstanding in this film.

JH
Judd H
#heartbreaking

I read the book years ago, I love Baldwin’s work. My takeaway from the movie, we haven’t grown much as a country on the issue of criminal justice.

VW
Valarie W
#lovestory
#beautiful
#allthefeels
#greatcast
#intense
#great
#mustsee
#awardbuzz
#smart
#worthseeingtwice

I plan to see this movie again. We still have work to do to have equality for all mankind.

ZW
Zandra W
#lovestory
#purelove

I saw it twice!😍🥰

LJ
Lois J
#greatcast
#truestory
#<3
#awardbuzz
#heartbreaking
#beautiful
#allthefeels
#seeingitagain
#intense
#mustsee

What an amazing film! It really got me thinking how much minorities have suffered in the United States. Everything was phenomenal from the cast to the soundtrack.

EG
Edgar G
#boring
#notmyfave

I was hoping the story would end different. The movie didn’t have many exciting moments

DJ
Desniege J
#lovestory

It moved to slow

PJ
Priscilla J
#seeit
#soreal1

SO BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, AND SAD... OUR COUNTRIES NOBLE BEGINNINGS, TAINTED BY THE RACIST THEORIES OF THE DAY, HAUNTS AND HARMS US TO THIS MOMENT.

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j K
#intense
#beautiful
#allthefeels
#lovestory
#awardbuzz
#greatcast
#smart
#great
#mustsee
#truestory

go see!

SS
snikersgal S
#lovestory
#greatcast

Great cast and acting. However; the ending left the audience wanting more. What happened?

GD
Gerri D
#justokay
#cliché
#slow

Not what I expected. This movie didn't have a good ending!

DB
Debra B
#heartbreaking
#awardbuzz
#mustsee
#seeingitagain
#beautiful
#sad
#lovestory
#great
#greatcast
#datenight

If Beale Street Could Talk...it would tell stories. Stories that need to be told, and ones that should be heard. It’s a love story built into a tragic event. This movie represents the ongoing tale of many black peoples lives, and will have you in your feelings because so many have been impacted by this same story both directly or indirectly. The actors played their characters so well, that you almost believe this to be their personal story. Bring a box of tissues, as the emotion in this film is raw and cutthroat. Everything about this film was done with the utmost attention and detail, which any audience should appreciate. An underrated, must see, motion picture that should have received a lot more promotion than it did.

AF
Annaya F
#lovestory
#sad
#cliché

Ending sucked!

TA
Tiffany A
#justokay
#clever
#lovetheending

Surprised ending .

JF
Jessie F
#mustsee

I now understand the book that I read in High School, “dirty cops” damn!

TR
Terri R
#lovestory

Compelling story and good acting but the Director got carried away trying to be "artsy".

BH
Brenton H
#lovestory
#beautiful

Great story!

AK
Amanda K
#lovestory
#justokay
#slow

Not sure what to say about this movie...

CR
Carmen R
#lovestory
#allthefeels

leaves you hanging with out a clue

LM
LeVunya M
#beautiful
#great
#awardbuzz
#lovestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense
#allthefeels
#smart
#amazingstory

great love story about the 70s

SE
Samir E
#lovestory
#awardbuzz
#greatcast
#beautiful
#intense
#mustsee
#allthefeels

astonishing

DR
Denise R
#lovestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense
#great
#sad

Most of the sex could have been left out.

VJ
Vanessa J
#lovestory
#intense
#allthefeels

Bit slow

JP
James P
#lovestory
#greatcast
#awardbuzz

A movie that everyone should see... extremely well acted by the talented cast.

SB
Susan B
#skipit
#endingsucked
#noplot
#boring

Was a horrible plot of once again white prejudiced cop enslaving an innocent black man.

ST
Sherine T
#lovestory
#beautiful

Great insight into black life through the eyes of a love story. Left you thinking.

EA
Erika A
#lovestory
#unfinished

good acting and cinematic work but lacked plot and ending

KL
kirk L
#lovestory
#awardbuzz

Very brave topics to cover within Black community. Pacing was a little slow at times. Acting was wonderful.

BT
Bobby T
#lovestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense

its an unfortunate american reality

ET
Edith T
#reallifethenandnow

An awesome movie.... a TRUE LIFE LOVE STORY... NOW I GOTTA READ THE BOOK

SS
sunnie S
#beautiful
#great
#awardbuzz

A fantastic journey about family and fear.

CE
Cody E
#mustsee
#powerful

This movie was intense and eye opening. The actors did the movie justice.

CS
Chris S
#lovestory
#intense
#slow
#greatcast

Loved the book, but the movie was very slow for such an intense subject.

YM
Yvette M
#lovestory
#greatcast
#awardbuzz
#mustsee
#allthefeels
#realblacklove

Realistic portrayal of black love and life. Highly recommend!

MJ
Melinda J
#lovestory
#mustsee
#datenight
#smart
#allthefeels
#awardbuzz

Mirror of the times that it is in! A must see for African-Americans, as well as other races.

NR
Naomi R
#lovestory

Good story but too many holes.

AJ
Andrew J
#lovestory
#greatcast
#datenight
#great

The cinematography was fantastic! The ending was interesting by the way.

DD
Dora D
#lovestory
#greatcast
#intense
#allthefeels
#mustsee

Great film.

JM
Jermaine M
#lovestory
#intense
#seeingitagain
#mustsee
#awardbuzz
#great
#greatcast
#allthefeels
#smart
#heartpounding

Great movie. Had me feeling love but also sad.

JS
Julia S
#mustsee
#real
#greatcast
#awardbuzz
#lovestory

The struggle is REAL

LA
Lottie A
#lovestory
#greatcast

This should be playing in more theaters. It tells a real story.

CW
Callie W
#lovestory
#greatcast
#mustsee
#intense

Thought provoking but very sad.

LS
Leslie S
#anoutstandingmovie
#lovestory
#awardbuzz
#mustsee
#intense
#greatcast
#great
#smart

The movie is well developed. Excellent character development. The acting is excellent. It is a poignant movie.

VJ
Vanessa J
#lovestory

great movie

DD
Dana D
#lovestory
#mustsee
#awardbuzz
#greatcast
#intense
#reallife

The movie was awesome! The ending was cut short, wasn't expecting the ending to be what it was.

MS
Michelle S

Good movie all the way through. However, the ending leaves more to be desired.

LM
Linda M

Barry Jenkins is an artist

AH
Adam H

snooze

BR
Berenice R

Amazing movie. Has a lot of themes that are still true today, and had a refreshing ending. The casting was amazing and I was intrigued with the story the whole time. I haven't read the story so I can't say if "the book was better" but the movie is a must see no matter what.

MK
Marzena K

Metacritic

80
Dec 14, 2018

We’re watching a period piece that feels beautifully and painfully present: beautifully because love stories are timeless, painfully because the spectacle of racial injustice feels up to date.

Metacritic review by Joe Morgenstern
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
100
Dec 5, 2018

In the movies, love is cheap. It’s everywhere and nowhere, too often reduced to a formula or a reward. Beale Street knows better. It restores to love, romantic and familial, its sanctity—an ambition that makes it one of the most distinctive love stories in recent memory.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Slate
80
Sep 10, 2018

If the movie’s slow burn seems to build toward a powerful release that doesn’t materialize, the sheer beauty of its craft and the heartfelt feeling behind every scene nonetheless command attention.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter