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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Cast

  • Mahershala Ali
  • Alex Hibbert
  • Ashton Sanders
  • Trevante Rhodes
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Naomie Harris
  • Jaden Piner
  • Jharrel Jerome
  • André Holland
  • Shariff Earp

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Woooo! I only vaguely knew what the movie was about...I wasn't prepared for the wave of emotions! Beautifully done, and very REAL.

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Mark H
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There's no real plot line

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Metacritic

100
Oct 20, 2016

Moonlight is one of those movies that showers its audience with blessings: raw yet accomplished performances from a uniformly fine cast, casually lyrical camerawork, and a frankly romantic soundtrack that runs the gamut from ’70s Jamaican pop to a Mexican folk song crooned by the Brazilian Caetano Veloso. But the film’s greatest gift may be that flood of cleansing tears—which, by the time this spare but affecting film was over, I was also shedding in copious volume.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
Slate
100
Sep 3, 2016

Barry Jenkins' Moonlight pulls you into its introspective protagonist's world from the start and transfixes throughout as it observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, Who am I?

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
100
Sep 3, 2016

Ambitious in scope but precise in its execution, this deceptively small-scale character piece reverberates with compassion and insight.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily